NARBERTH, PENNSYLVANIA -- (July 21, 2017) Community Legal Services (CLS), a provider of free civil legal assistance to low-income Philadelphians, was recently designated the recipient of a $30,000 cy pres award. This award resulted from uncashed or non-distributable funds in a consumer class action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in the Philadelphia federal court on behalf of Pennsylvania consumers, asserted that collection letters sent by the agency violated the law by misstating the tax implications of settlement. The class action provided a cash award to all class members.

CLS provides a full range of legal services, from individual representation to administrative advocacy and class action litigation, as well as community education and social work. CLS will direct the funds to continue their work in assisting disadvantaged consumers.

Flitter Milz, P.C., class counsel, is a leading consumer protection law firm that pursues litigation to help people who have been victim to unfair debt collection practices, had a vehicle repossessed, have credit report errors, or receive unwanted calls or text messages. Flitter Milz has been recognized for the pursuit of high profile cases that have made law and benefited consumers nationwide.

Cy Pres Award
Pictured above (l-r): Community Legal Services attorneys, Peter Schneider, Kerry Smith, Michael Froehlich, head of the Consumer Unit, and Rachel Labush, with Consumer Protection Attorney Cary L. Flitter (center)

 

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