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District Court of Maryland Stays Thousands of LVNV and Resurgent Capital Services Debt Cases

(ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Nov. 2, 2011) Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn, District Court of Maryland, ordered a “stay” on 3,878 debt collection cases against Maryland residents. An “order to stay” temporarily stops a court proceeding or temporarily prevents a company or an individual from collecting any monies owed.

Judge Clyburn’s order follows the suspension of collection agency licenses of LVNV Funding, LLC, and Resurgent Capital Services by the Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of Financial Regulation. The order to stay will be in effect until further notice, Judge Clyburn said.

The District Court is requiring court records and the Judiciary Case Search public records website be updated to show the stays. For more information, Maryland residents should contact the local District Court location where the debt collection case was filed.

In September, Judge Clyburn dismissed 314 debt collection cases against Maryland residents as part of the terms of a settlement agreement between the Sunshine Financial Group and the Maryland State Collection Agency Licensing Board. In March, Judge Clyburn dismissed more than 10,000 debt collection cases because of a settlement of a class action lawsuit again Midland Funding in U.S. District Court. In 2010, Judge Clyburn dismissed more than 27,000 debt collection cases without prejudice against Marylanders when the law firm Mann Bracken LLP dissolved. Midland Funding is a former client of Mann Bracken LLP.

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