February 16-29, 2012 Statistics
FDCPA and Other Consumer Lawsuit Statistics, February 16-29, 2012
There were about 526 lawsuits filed under consumer statutes in the second half of February 2012.
Here is an approximate breakdown:
Of those cases, there were about 535 unique plaintiffs (including multiple plaintiffs in one suit).
Of those plaintiffs, about 214, or 40%, had sued under consumer statutes before.
Combined, those plaintiffs have filed about 1050 lawsuits since 2001
Actions were filed in 120 different US District Court branches.
About 588 different collection firms and creditors were sued.
The top courts where lawsuits were filed:
46 Lawsuits: California Central District Court - Western Division - Los Angeles
35 Lawsuits: Illinois Northern District Court - Chicago
29 Lawsuits: Colorado District Court - Denver
19 Lawsuits: Pennsylvania Eastern District Court - Philadelphia
17 Lawsuits: Minnesota District Court - Dmn
17 Lawsuits: New York Eastern District Court - Brooklyn
14 Lawsuits: Florida Southern District Court - Miami
12 Lawsuits: California Southern District Court - San Diego
12 Lawsuits: California Northern District Court - San Francisco
11 Lawsuits: New York Southern District Court - White Plains
Statistics Year to Date:
1968 total lawsuits for 2012, including:
Number of Unique Plaintiffs: 2025 (including multiple plaintiffs in one suit)
The most active consumer attorneys of the year:
Representing 59 Consumers: Sergei Lemberg
Representing 52 Consumers: Craig T Kimmel
Representing 47 Consumers: David M Larson
Representing 31 Consumers: Joseph M Meinhardt
Representing 29 Consumers: David J Philipps
Statistics provided by WebRecon.