Daily Digest: March 31. Third Circuit Overturns Graziano; Illinois Issues Guidance to Agencies

THIRD CIRCUIT OVERTURNS GRAZIANO, RULES NO WRITTEN REQUIREMENT TO DISPUTE UNDER 1692g(a)(3)

  • Undoing a big split among the Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday overturned a well-known precedent and ruled that there is no written dispute requirement under Section 1692g(a)(3) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

ILLINOIS ISSUES GUIDANCE TO LICENSED AGENCIES

  • The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation released guidance yesterday, advising collection agencies about what to do if they wish to have employees work from home, and encouraging collection agencies and debt buyers to suspend all collection activity for the next 60 days.

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER SUMMONS SENT TO PLAINTIFF INSTEAD OF ATTORNEY

  • A District Court judge has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case after it was sued for mailing a summons to the home address of the plaintiff, even though she was represented by an attorney.

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