Judge: Calif. Woman’s Class Action Can Continue vs Debt Collector Harris & Harris Over Cell Calls

A Cook County judge has cleared a California woman to continue her class action lawsuit against a Chicago-based debt collector who she accused of breaking federal law in using so-called “skip tracing” to call her on her mobile phone to collect unpaid traffic tickets. On Jan. 13, Cook County Judge Michael T. Mullen denied a request from debt collection firm Harris & Harris to dismiss the lawsuit brought by plaintiff Keisha Newsom. The judge’s order did not explain why he refused to dismiss the action.