About this Case

Plaintiff Brown alleges Defendants solicit consumers to enter into contracts with a Maryland law firm, Defendant Consumer Law Associates LLC, for debt adjusting services. Those debt adjusting services, however, are not performed by the law firm or its attorneys; rather, the debt adjusting services are performed by employees of Defendant EFA Processing LP, a for-profit debt adjusting company, in violation of the Washington Debt Adjusting Act and Washington Consumer Protection Act.

Case Status

On January 25, 2013, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington granted final approval to a class-action settlement reached in Brown v. Consumer Law Associates, LLC et al.  Defendants paid a total of $1,155,000 to settle the claims against them.  Checks were issued to class members in June 2013.  The Plaintiff and class members are represented by Matt Zuchetto and Darrell Scott of The Scott Law Group, P.S. and Toby J. Marshall of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC.  Download or read the Order Granting Final Approval.

Case Contact Information

Case Documents

Order Granting Final Approval

Order Granting Class Certification

Class Counsel

  • Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC

    Toby Marshall

  • The Scott Law Group, P.S.

    Matthew Zuchetto