Hoy v. Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP

On March 6, 2017, a lawsuit entitled Edmund Hoy, et. al. v. John Clinnin, et. al., was filed in the San Diego Superior Court, Case No. 37-2017-00007840-CU-BT-NC. By stipulation and order of the Court, the title of the case is now Edmund Hoy, et. al. v Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP. The Complaint alleges that Linebarger, a Texas-based law firm that assists clients with collecting debts owed to them, had improperly sent letters into California seeking payment of these debts.

These debts may include most any sort of debt owing to a governmental entity, from unpaid taxes, tolls or fines to fees for services rendered (for example, court costs or fees for services at a public hospital). Linebarger denied the material allegations of the Complaint.

The court in charge of the lawsuit is the San Diego Superior Court, North County Division. Although no determination has been made about merits of this Action, Linebarger is willing to enter into this settlement to end further litigation. The settlement is a compromise.

The Action is called a “Class Action,” because the Plaintiff is a Class Representative suing on behalf of other people with similar claims, called “Class Members.” The trial court already has agreed to treat the Action as a Class Action.

If you are a Class Member who paid money in response to one or more demand letters sent by the law firm of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, where the money was paid to extinguish a debt owed by you to a client of Linebarger, and Linebarger received a fee for the collection of that debt, you will be sent a check refund of 23.32% of the amount you actually paid Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP.

To file a claim, please visit our online claims filing page here. The claims filing deadline is March 2, 2021. Claim forms are also being mailed to each class member who did not exclude themselves.