APPEALS COURT VACATES AWARD IN FDCPA CLASS ACTION
- The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a lower court’s ruling in favor of plaintiffs in a class action who were awarded $3,662 in damages and their attorneys who were awarded $180,000 after the court ruled the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by including the costs of previous failed garnishments on each new request.
JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA SOL CASE
- A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it failed to include a disclosure in a collection letter that a partial payment on a time-barred debt would re-start the statute of limitations.
JUDGE PARTIALLY GRANTS MSJ IN TCPA CASE OVER TEXT SENT, BUT NOT RECEIVED BY DECADE-OLD PHONE
- A District Court judge in California has partially granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act even though the plaintiff never actually received the text message in question.
REGULATORS ISSUE WARNING ABOUT CYBER ATTACKS IN WAKE OF ‘INCREASED GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS’
- Two national banking regulators have come out and issued guidance warning companies in the financial services industry, especially smaller companies, about an increased risk of a cyber attack, as a result of “increased geopolitical tensions and threats.”
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