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Daily Digest – November 2. Judge Certifies FDCPA Letter Class Action Against Law Firm; FTC, NY AG File Suit Alleging Illegal Collection Tactics

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JUDGE CERTIFIES FDCPA LETTER CLASS ACTION AGAINST COLLECTION LAW FIRM

  • A federal judge in Pennsylvania has certified a class-action lawsuit against a collection law firm for allegedly sending collection letters that falsely implied they were sent by an attorney or that an attorney had reviewed the underlying accounts.

 

FTC, NY AG FILE SUIT ALLEGING ILLEGAL COLLECTION TACTICS

  • The Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of New York are accusing a number of defendants of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the FTC Act by fabricating personas to collect more than what was owed by individuals.

 

JUDGE DISMISSES FDCPA OVERSHADOWING CASE

  • With all the attention focused on collection letters these days, it can be heartening to see the industry get a win. A federal judge in Illinois has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after a plaintiff filed suit alleging the letter he received violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it included detachable coupons to accompany a payment.

 

JUDGE INDICATES CLASS CERTIFICATION LIKELY DESPITE SEPARATE SETTLEMENT WITH BCFP

  • A federal judge in California indicated yesterday that he is likely to certify a class-action lawsuit against a number of defendants for allegedly using false threats of imprisonment to coerce individuals into making payments, even though the defendant argues it has already paid a fine that was levied by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

 

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