The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s venue provision does not control in a post-judgment enforcement action brought under state law, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A Michigan debt collection agency faces potential liability after one of its employees allegedly accused a woman of being a liar in a phone call to collect a $1,600 medical bill.
With huge numbers of students facing crushing debt and national student loans surpassing credit card debt, some lawyers have found a new niche: representing clients hounded by student loan creditors, debt collectors and loan servicers.
A law firm that filed an action to foreclose on a mortgage engaged in “debt collection” subject to the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
An assessment owed to a condominium association qualifies as a “debt” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act where the owner bought the property for his personal use and now leases it, the 6th Circuit has ruled.
A creditor’s attorney did not violate federal debt collection law by allegedly including minor inaccuracies in a responsive pleading to a debtor’s counterclaim, a U.S. District Court in Virginia has ruled in granting a dismissal.
A debt collection letter did not violate federal law by including language that purportedly contradicted and overshadowed statutorily required notices, the 5th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
A law firm may be liable under federal debt collection law for filing a foreclosure complaint that failed to correctly identify the actual current holder of the mortgage, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A law firm’s offer of settlement was insufficient to moot a lawsuit over its allegedly unfair debt collection practices, the 4th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A law firm wasn’t liable under federal debt collection law for actions taken to collect unpaid fines assessed by a municipality, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming a dismissal.