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Judge Lowers Attorney Fee Award in FDCPA Case by 27%

A District Court judge in Connecticut has reduced the amount to be awarded in attorney’s fees by 27% to a plaintiff who won a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuit against a collection law firm that listed two different amounts owed in a collection letter that was found to be …

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Daily Digest – November 11. Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of FDCPA Suit Over 1099C Disclosure; Bill Introduced to Amend FDCPA’s Definition of Debt Collector

APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS DISMISSAL OF FDCPA SUIT INVOLVING 1099C DISCLOSURE The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit in which a defendant was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it included a disclosure about a the creditor …

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Mass. AG Reaches $4M Settlement With Portfolio Recovery Associates

The Attorney General of Massachusetts is set to announce a $4 million settlement today with Portfolio Recovery Associates over what a published report deemed to be “aggressive debt-collection practices.” Maura Healey said that Portfolio Recovery Associates, which is a unit of PRA Group, “routinely ignore[d] multiple laws” and investigated the …

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Compliance Digest – Nov. 11

Every week, brings you the most important news in the industry. But, with compliance-related articles, context is king. That’s why the brightest and most knowledgable compliance experts are sought to offer their perspectives and insights into the most important news of the day. Read on to hear what the …

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ACA Shares Perspective on Proposed Collection-Related Legislation

ACA International has submitted a letter to the leadership of the House Financial Services Committee, commenting on a number of collection-related bills that have been introduced in Congress, expressing concerns about the expansion of regulation related to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A copy of the letter, sent by …

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