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Robo-Signing Accusations Against Encore Capital Group Prompts Shareholder Claim Investigation by Goldfarb Branham Law Firm LLP

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Robo-Signing Accusations Against Encore Capital Group Prompts Shareholder Claim Investigation by Goldfarb Branham Law Firm LLP22:29 EDT Thursday, April 07, 2011 DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Goldfarb Branham LLP is investigating whether the board of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG) violated shareholder protection laws. The stockholder probe began after the Minnesota Attorney General suggested that Encore is still engaging in “false and deceptive ‘robo-signed' affidavit” practices even after a court order required the company to stop. “Encore Capital has a significant history of having consumer lawsuits filed against it, and recently settled a $5.2 million class action suit that alleged its business practices violated the law,” said securities lawyer Hamilton Lindley. “In one ruling, a federal court said that the company's subsidiary, Midland Funding, regularly employed ‘a patently false affidavit' as its ‘standard form.' Our proposed Encore Capital investor lawsuit seeks to ensure that the company is managed in a manner that is beneficial to its stockholders.” Goldfarb Branham LLP has significant experience representing shareholders and whistleblowers in securities lawsuits nationwide. Current ECPG investors – or anyone with knowledge about this issue – are encouraged to contact securities attorney Hamilton Lindley at 877-583-2855 or hlindley@goldfarbbranham.com. Goldfarb Branham LLPHamilton Lindley877-583-2855 Toll-Free214-583-2234 Facsimilehlindley@goldfarbbranham.comwww.goldfarbbranham.com