$3.4 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR COLLECTION FIRM
- Collection law firm Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that it allegedly engaged in the illegal practice of law in California. The suit calls for the firm to pay a total of $3.4 million including $904,000 in attorney’s fees. The suit included more than 82,000 participants.
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- An overview of the collection case that will be argued before the Supreme Court. While not very sexy, the case will determine whether it is a violation of the FDCPA to use the letterhead of a state attorney general when sending debt collection notices. A number of state attorneys general have filed briefs in support of the practice.
- The income, earnings, and spending expectations for consumers all declined as 2015 drew to a close, according to a survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Board of New York. Spending growth expectations are at their lowest point since the survey was started nearly three years ago.
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