Judge: Release Expressly Excluded Defendants In Debt Collection Suit

Judge: Release Expressly Excluded Defendants In Debt Collection Suit

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Defendants in a debt collection practices lawsuit are not entitled to summary judgment by res judicata because a release and settlement agreement in a related state court action expressly excluded the defendants from release, a federal judge in California ruled March 26 (Carlos H. Perez v. Gordon & Wong Law Group, P.C., et al., No. 11-3323, N.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41080).

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