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]

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Case: 11-3814 Document: 006111602556 Filed: 02/26/2013 Page: 1 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT Deborah S. Hunt Clerk 100 EAST FIFTH STREET, ROOM 540 POTTER STEWART U.S. COURTHOUSE CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202-3988 Filed: February 26, 2013 Mr. Daniel E. Birkhaeuser Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser 2125 Oak Grove Road, Suite 120 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Ms. Carolyn Elizabeth Coffey MFY Legal Services 299 Broadway, 4th Floor New York, NY 10007 Mr. Charles Marshall Delbaum Mr. Stuart T. Rossman National Consumer Law Center Seven Winthrop Square, Fouth Floor Boston, MA 02110 Mr. Matthew A. Dooley Mr. Dennis M. O'Toole Mr. Anthony R. Pecora 5455 Detroit Road Sheffield Village, OH 44054-0000 Ms. Donna Jean Ann Evans Mr. Dennis E. Murray Sr. Murray & Murray 111 E. Shoreline Drive Sandusky, OH 44870 Ms. Amy Marshall Gallegos Mr. Richard Lee Stone Jenner & Block 633 W. Fifth Street, Suite 3600 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Tel. (513) 564-7000 Case: 11-3814 Document: 006111602556 Filed: 02/26/2013 Page: 2 Mr. Michael D. Kinkley Mr. Scott Michael Kinkley 4407 N. Division, Suite 914 Spokane, WA 99207 Mr. Ian B. Lyngklip 24500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 206 Southfield, MI 48075 Mr. Adam Scott Nightingale Connelly, Jackson & Collier 405 Madison Avenue, Suite 2300 Toledo, OH 43604 Ms. Karuna Bhikhu Patel Center for Responsible Lending 910 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006 Mr. Theodore W. Seitz Dykema Gossett 201 Townsend Street, Suite 900 Lansing, MI 48933 Mr. Kenneth Wayne Zeller AARP Foundation Litigation 601 E Street, N.W., Fourth Floor Washington, DC 20049 Re: Case Nos. 11-3814/3961/4016/4019/4021, Vassalle, et al v. Midland Funding, et al Originating Case No. : 3:11-cv-00096 Dear Counsel, The court today announced its decision in the above-styled cases. Enclosed is a copy of the court's opinion together with the judgment which has been entered in conformity with Rule 36, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Yours very truly, Deborah S. Hunt, Clerk Case: 11-3814 Document: 006111602556 Filed: 02/26/2013 Cathryn Lovely Deputy Clerk cc: Ms. Geri M. Smith Enclosures Mandate to issue. Page: 3

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