Nicholas vs. Alliance One Receivables Management, Inc. (11th Cir. – January 10, 2012) – Case No. 11-13764. After a settlement was reached between Plaintiff and our client, a debt collection agency, in a case involving allegations that our client violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Plaintiff sought to recover mediation fees. In upholding the District Court’s denial of Plaintiff’s request for mediation fees, the United State Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that mediation fees are not taxable under 28 U.S.C. § 1920.