Nadia D. Adams
Nadia Darkazalli Adams is a skilled trial lawyer and business litigator who drives outstanding results for the firm’s clients in state and federal civil litigation. A former prosecutor, Nadia is a tenacious and powerful courtroom advocate. She has tried more than forty bench and jury trials, prosecuting violent crimes and sex offenders in the process. This experience makes her driven and direct in the pursuit of her clients’ interests, but she never loses sight of her clients’ specific needs. She delivers clear-cut and reliable advice at every phase of litigation.
Today, Nadia focuses her practice on the defense of national mortgage servicers, lenders, and other financial institutions in consumer and contract-based suits. She has in-depth experience with consumer protection statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), California Homeowner Bill of Rights (“HOBR”) and California Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”). Additionally, Nadia has extensive experience in the prosecution and defense of real-property based suits concerning title defects, lien priority matters, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures and title coverage issues.
During the course of her career, Nadia has also handled healthcare billing and automobile insurance fraud matters, corporate internal investigations in white collar criminal and consumer protection matters, and general business disputes.
Two pending class action lawsuits alleging coffee giant Starbucks violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) by relying on flawed background reports to decline employment to over 8,000 job applicants will likely settle in the coming months. The two suits are being consolidated in the U.S. District Court […]
In Francisco v. Midland Funding, No. 17 C 6872, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20601, at *2 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 8, 2019), the plaintiff sued Midland Funding LLC and Midland Credit Management, Inc. (“MCM”) under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) for the failure to promptly report the […]
The plaintiffs (“Plaintiffs”) in Gunter-King v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Civil Action No. 18-11316 (JBS/JS), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209443 (D.N.J. Dec. 12, 2018), defaulted on their loan obligation on or about July 2012 and a foreclosure suit was filed in May 2015. On February 3, 2016, they […]
On November 29, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Mitchell v. Winco Foods, No. 17-35998, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 33483 (9th Cir. Nov. 29, 2018); a Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) case on appeal after the U.S. District Court for the District of […]
On November 14, 2018, a previously-introduced bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) to “rectify problematic reporting of medical debt included in a consumer report of a veteran due to inappropriate or delayed payment for hospital care, medical services, or extended care services provided in a […]
In Thornton v. Equifax Info. Servs., No. 4:18-CV-80 (CDL), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189052 (M.D. Ga. Nov. 5, 2018), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia confirmed that a plaintiff’s state law claims were preempted by section 1681t of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. […]
We have a good one for our lender and servicer friends out there. In Bauer v. Roundpoint Mortg. Servicing Corp., No. 18 C 3634, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184328 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 29, 2018), the Court held that despite a court order dismissing the mortgage foreclosure with prejudice, […]
This week, in Siglin v. Sixt Rent A Car, LLC, 18-cv-62536, a proposed class action was filed against Sixt Rent A Car, LLC (“Sixt”) for its alleged failure to properly conceal consumers’ card and identification information on its receipts. Debit and credit cards generally contain 16 digit numbers. […]