Martha Vassalle, et al v. Midland Funding LLC, et al
OPINION and JUDGMENT filed: The district court's order approving the settlement is REVERSED, the judgment certifying the nationwide settlement class and award of attorney fees is VACATED, and the case is REMANDED for further proceedings. Decision for publication. Karen Nelson Moore and R. Guy Cole, Jr. (AUTHORING), Circuit Judges; and Thomas M. Rose, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, sitting by designation. [11-3814, 11-3961, 11-4016, 11-4019, 11-4021]
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
Feb 26, 2013
MARTHA VASSALLE; JEROME JOHNSON;
HOPE FRANKLIN; ANDREA BRENT,
Plaintiffs - Appellees,
DEBORAH S. HUNT, Clerk
ROBERT CLAW SON, CHRISTOPHER GUEST,
and MANUELA RIVERA (11-3961); KELLI
GRAY (11-4016); LADON HERRING, GILBERT
JAMES, and ANN RUBIO (11-4019),
Objectors - Appellants,
ELAINE PELZER (11-3814 and 11-4021),
Intervenor - Appellant,
MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; MIDLAND CREDIT
MANAGEM ENT, INC.; ENCORE CAPITAL
Defendants - Appellees.
Before: MOORE and COLE, Circuit Judges; and ROSE, District Judge.
On Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Toledo.
THIS CAUSE was heard on the record from the district court and was argued by counsel.
IN CONSIDERATION W HEREOF, it is ORDERED that the district court’s order approving the settlement
is REVERSED, the judgment certifying the nationwide settlement class and award of attorney fees is VACATED,
and the case is REMANDED for further proceedings consistent with the opinion of this court.
ENTERED BY ORDER OF THE COURT
Deborah S. Hunt, Clerk
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