The following opinions were posted after IL deadline Tuesday
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Paula Casillas v. Madison Avenue Associates, Inc
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge William T. Lawrence.
Civil. Affirms the Southern District Court’s dismissal of Paula Casillas’ proposed class action alleging that Madison Avenue Associates, Inc. violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by failing to inform Casillas that she must communicate in writing to trigger the statutory protections for verifying a debt. Finds that because Madison’s violation of the statute did not harm Casillas, no injury exists for a federal court to redress. Chief Judge Diane Wood and Circuit Judges Ilana Rovner and David Hamilton dissent from the denial of en banc rehearing of the ruling that creates a circuit split in conflict with a 6th Circuit ruling.