Welcome to the Information Website for the Martin, et al. v. Trott Law PC, et al., Fair Debt Class Action Settlement

This website contains information regarding a proposed class action settlement that has been preliminarily approved by the Court in Martin, et al. v. Trott Law PC, et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-12838, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

If you recently received a notice of incomplete claim form submission, please click here for more info.

No appeal of the Final Order was filed with the Court. Accordingly, settlement checks will be mailed January 3, 2019 to Class Members who filed timely and valid claims.


Nature of the Settlement

A Class Action Settlement has been proposed in a lawsuit against Trott Law PC and David A. Trott (“Defendants”) involving alleged violations of federal and state fair debt collection laws.

You are a Settlement Class Member, and you are affected by this Settlement, if you received a Foreclosure Letter from Trott & Trott PC or Trott Law PC dated between August 11, 2009, and June 29, 2018.

To file a Claim, click here.

To view the complete Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement, Fairness Hearing, and Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Reimbursement of Expenses, click here.

To view answers to Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

PLEASE READ THIS WEBSITE CAREFULLY. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE SETTLEMENT CLASS AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, THE SETTLEMENT WILL AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
BY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

If you received a postcard notice indicating that you are a Settlement Class Member, you must fill out and sign the Claim Form and mail it before the deadline to receive a cash payment. Alternatively, you may submit a claim online using the unique code found on your postcard Claim Form. Different individuals at the same address may each submit a claim if they received separate postcards with unique I.D. numbers.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF
BY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

If you do not want to be part of the Settlement Class or to participate in the Settlement, you can exclude yourself (“opt out”) by following the instructions in FAQ 13. You must opt out by the deadline in order to preserves claims you may have against Defendants that are being released or resolved as part of the Settlement. If you and another individual at your address each received separate postcards, you must each exercise your Class Member rights, including opt-out rights, individually.

OBJECT
BY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

If you do not opt out, and if you wish to object to any part of the Settlement, you can write to the Court and explain why you do not like the Settlement.

REQUEST TO ATTEND THE HEARING
BY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

If you have not opted out and have submitted a written objection to the Court, you can ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. You may enter your appearance in Court through an attorney if you so desire.

DO NOTHING

If you do not wish to object to the Settlement or to submit a claim, you do not need to do anything.