About this Case

Washington consumers filed a class action complaint against Defendants Nationwide Support Services, Inc., and Joanne Garneau alleging violations of Washington’s Debt Adjusting Statute and Consumer Protection Act. In the complaint, Plaintiffs seek to represent a Class comprised of all Washington residents for whom Nationwide Support Services, Inc. agreed to provided debt adjusting services pursuant to Nationwide Support Service Agreements between June 24, 2006 and the date of the Class Settlement Agreement, except for those Washington residents who execute a timely and valid exclusion request. This lawsuit involves allegations that the Nationwide Defendants violated Washington’s Debt Adjusting Statute and Consumer Protection Act by charging unlawful fees.

Case Status

On January 7th, 2014, the Honorable Lonny R. Suko of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington granted final approval to class settlements reached inWheeler v. Nationwide Support Services, Inc., Freedom Debt Center, et al., which alleges that Defendants violated Washington’s Debt Adjusting Act and Consumer Protection Act and injured Washington consumers.

Settlement agreements were reached with Defendants Freedom Debt Center, Nationwide Support Services, Inc. and Joanne Garneau.

If you are a Washington resident for whom Nationwide Support Services, Inc. agreed to provide debt adjusting services; or if you entered into a contract with Freedom Debt Center for debt settlement services, you are a potential member of this Class. Members who did not exclude themselves from the Class will receive monetary awards.

This website is provided by Class Counsel as a service to members of the Class. Posted below are important documents, including the official Court Notice of Class Action Settlement and pleadings setting forth the basis for this lawsuit.

Important Dates

  • December 2, 2013: Deadline to request exclusion from the Class.

Case Contact Information

  • Phone: 1-888-955-3966
  • Email: scottgroup@me.com
  • Address: The Scott Law Group, P.S. 926 W. Sprague Avenue, Suite 680 Spokane, WA 99201

Case Documents

Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

Nationwide Class Action Notice

Nationwide Class Action Settlement Agreement

Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

Amended Class Action Complaint

Answer to Amended Class Action Complaint

Class Counsel

  • Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC

    Toby Marshall

  • The Scott Law Group

    Matthew Zuchetto