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Tag Archives: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Court ruling on unfair debt collection claims could quell suits

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing successful defendants in civil unfair debt collection claims to be awarded attorney fees and costs without a showing that the plaintiff brought the claim in bad faith will likely spur lawyers on ...

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Student loan law: a niche for a few good lawyers?

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.

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FTC touts actions against abusive debt collectors

Over the past 12 months, the Federal Trade Commission has brought or resolved cases against four debt collectors that allegedly used deceptive or abusive tactics to intimidate consumers, according to a new report by the agency.

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