The lawyer representing a group of plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act against Ocwen Loan Servicing has filed a motion, accusing the defendant of attempting to “fling mud” at him after he was accused of violating a confidentiality agreement.
A preliminary settlement in the case, which was filed more than three years ago, was reached in September, where Ocwen agreed to pay $17.5 million to more than 1.5 million individuals for making calls via an autodialer to individuals’ cell phones.
Ocwen accused the lawyer, Mark Ankcorn, of using confidential call data to “cherry pick class members with potential high-value claims and persuade them to opt out of the class settlement he negotiated,” in a motion filed last week.
Anckorn denies he solicited potential clients.
Ocwen claims Anckorn used information from one lawsuit in another lawsuit filed against the loan servicer. Some of the data used in the second lawsuit is identical to the data provided to Anckorn in the original suit, which is too much of a coincidence for Ocwen’s liking .