Seventh Circuit Affirms Slashing of Prevailing Plaintiff’s $187k Attorney Fee Award to Under $11k for Rejecting Meaningful Settlement Offers

Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion where it affirmed a district court’s decision to cut plaintiff’s attorneys fees to $10,875 from the originally requested $187,410. The decision in question is Paz v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, No.  17-3259 (7th Cir. May 15, 2019).

The factual and procedural background of this case revolves around two Fair Debt Collection Practices (FDCPA) lawsuits against Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (PRA).

The First FDCPA Suit

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