Maryland Legal Aid Receives Cy Pres

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Maryland Legal Aid recently received a cy pres for $16,019.52, which resulted from a settlement in the Martin v. Fair Collections & Outsourcing class action. The law firm Francis & Mailman (Philadelphia) represented the Plaintiff class.

Francis & Mailman focuses on consumer protection litigation and regularly represents consumers who are the subject of unlawful or inaccurate background checks through litigation brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Plaintiff in this case alleged
that Fair Collections & Outsourcing violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act in denying employment based on an incorrect background check search. Francis & Mailman achieved a settlement for the Plaintiff and requested that leftover funds from the settlement be
allocated to Maryland Legal Aid.