Norristown, PA - On August 3, longtime MBA member Cary L. Flitter, Esq. of Flitter Milz, PC in Narberth, presented Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) with a cy pres award in the amount of $69,068.46.
The funds were the result of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 2,500 Montgomery County residents against a Washington state-based debt collector for violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. After the class action members claimed their respective $100 from the settlement fund, Mr. Flitter designated LASP as the recipient of nearly $70K that remained unclaimed.
Mr. Flitter has procured over $100,000 in cy pres funds for LASP in 2016 alone. He states, "LASP and their Norristown office was the natural choice for the residual funds. Liz Fritsch and her staff do a great job and these cy pres awards go a long way towards filling budgetary gaps and helping low-income consumers."
Of the gift, LASP Executive Director Elizabeth Wood Fritsch, Esq. remarks "cy pres awards play an important role in supporting LASP’s work for low-income and vulnerable people, and help ensure that the justice system remains fair and equitable."