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Court authorizes class action against Carrington over servicing fees

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on Wednesday that borrowers can pursue a class action lawsuit against Carrington Mortgage Services regarding the fees it applied when collecting payments online or by phone.

The plaintiffs – Ashly Alexander and Cedric Bishop – brought the case in September 2020, alleging that the mortgage servicer violated Maryland’s debt collection and consumer protection statutes by illegally charging $5 for monthly payments online or by phone.

In an unanimous decision, the Fourth Circuit stated that Carrington’s fees qualified as an amount details ⇒

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