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Daily Digest – March 18. Collection Agency Owner Indicted in Pay-to-Play Scandal; Ninth Circuit Vacates Summary Judgment in FDCPA Case

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COLLECTION AGENCY OWNER INDICTED IN PAY-TO-PLAY SCANDAL

  • The owner of a Pennsylvania collection agency has been indicted on six counts of fraud for allegedly steering money to a county clerks in Illinois and Florida in exchange for debt collection accounts.

NINTH CIRCUIT VACATES SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA SUIT

  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week vacated a lower court’s summary judgment ruling after a plaintiff sued a collection agency in a California federal court for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by filing a declaration in state court that violated state law.

JUDGE PARTIALLY GRANTS, DENIES MSJ IN FDCPA, TCPA CASE AGAINST COLLECTOR

  • A collection agency has had a motion for summary judgment granted in part and denied in part after it was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by allegedly calling an individual 297 times in 150 days and sending a collection letter to the wrong address.

CITIBANK URGES JUDGE NOT TO CERTIFY TCPA COLLECTION SUIT

  • It is impossible to determine a class of wrong-number recipients to debt collection calls because doing so requires an account-by-account review of each alleged wrong number call, according to a motion filed by Citibank, which is facing a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit for allegedly calling an individual’s cell phone using an automated telephone dialing system without obtaining prior consent.

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