April 21, 2022. Consumer advocacy non-profit Tzedek DC secured relief for 299 Washington, DC residents in a debt buying case against Midland Funding and affiliates. Tycko & Zavareei LLP served as pro bono co-counsel in this effort. In 2018, Midland Funding (Midland) settled with the District of Columbia following a “multistate investigation into the debt-buying company’s collection and litigation practices, including claims that Midland ‘robo-signed’ and filed affidavits containing unverified and potentially inaccurate information to support debt-collection lawsuits against consumers.” Tzedek DC went further and assisted consumers with getting the court judgments removed from the DC Superior Court docket for 299 DC consumers. These judgments would otherwise show up in searches by potential employers and landlords for the affected consumers.
Tycko & Zavareei Public Interest Fellows have worked with Tzedek DC during their fellowship terms.