Federal judge OKs lawsuit to continue alleging debt collector Harris & Harris shorted workers pay

CHICAGO — A Chicago federal judge has refused to toss a class action lawsuit brought against a debt collection firm by a former employee who accused the company of shorting her and other workers their pay.

While saying the gavel may ultimately come down in favor of debt collection firm Harris & Harris, for now, U.S. District Judge Jorge L. Alonso sided with plaintiff Leona Redmon, noting enough evidence exists to allow her lawsuit to move ahead.