Daily Digest – November 20. Judge Cites ‘Limited Success’ in Reducing Attorney Fees by 50%; How to Use Practice to Help Motivate Collectors

JUDGE CITES ‘LIMITED SUCCESS’ IN FDCPA CASE IN REDUCING PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY’S FEES BY 50%

  • A District Court judge in Wisconsin has lowered the attorney’s fees awarded to counsel representing a plaintiff in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case by 50%, ruling that their “limited success” in the case merited such a discount.

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JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FCRA CASE ON FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM

  • A District Court judge in Florida has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, ruling that the plaintiff met the threshold for stating a claim by saying that the furnisher failed to conduct a reasonable investigation after it was notified by a credit reporting agency that a dispute had been filed.

NINTH CIRCUIT HEARS ARGUMENTS IN NEXT ROUND OF CFPB v. SEILA LAW

  • The latest chapter in the case of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Seila Law took place yesterday, as both sides made their arguments before a panel of judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which will determine whether the law firm has to comply with a civil investigative demand that it received from the regulator. The three-judge panel seemed reluctant to want to side with the law firm’s argument that it should not have to comply with the request because the enforcement was “tainted from the very outset.”

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