New Judge Takes Bold Action in Department of ED Collection Case

As I mentioned in a companion article this afternoon, today the U.S. Court of Federal Claims held a status conference in the matter of Continental Service Group, Inc., et al., Plaintiffs, and Collection Technology, Inc., et al., Plaintiff-Intervenors v. The United States, Defendant, and CBE Group, Inc., et al., Defendant-Intervenors (case nos. 17-449, 17-499, 17-493, 17-517, 17-578, 17-588, 17-633 consolidated).

Just before Thanksgiving, the case was taken over by Judge Thomas C. Wheeler. He called for this session in order to gain clarity (if that’s possible), as he works to jump onto this moving train. Today’s conference was a study in who’s on first, with all trying to keep things straight. There were approximately 50 people in attendance; mostly attorneys for the many parties involved.

However, so much has happened in the case over the last few days that it required a separate article to bring readers up to speed first, before addressing today's conferece. With that completed, now we can get to today.

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