Katherine Evans sued Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 USC 1692e, by sharing Evans’s credit information with a credit reporting agency without indicating that she disputed the debt allegedly owed to Portfolio. The Court granted Evans’s motion for summary judgment. The parties then stipulated that Evans suffered $1,000 in damages. The Court entered judgment for $1,000 and directed Evans to file a fee petition. Evans has moved for attorney’s fees and costs totaling $62,439.95. For the reasons set out below, the Court awards Evans fees and costs in the amount of $43,315.75.
In Evans v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, No. 15 C 4498, 2017 WL 2973441 (N.D. Ill, July 12, 2017), Judge Kennelly awarded $43k in attorneys’ fees following settlement of an FDCPA case.