Daily Digest – March 4. Getting to Know Andrew Schwartz of Gordon & Rees; Judge Grants MSJ in FDCPA Case

GETTING TO KNOW ANDREW SCHWARTZ OF GORDON & REES

  • You have to love a lawyer who brings his own eggs into work in the morning before defending the industry before a federal judge. Andrew Schwartz may be known for helping overturn the written dispute requirement within the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, but there is a lot more to him than just being a staunch representative of the accounts receivable management industry. Read on to learn more about Andrew, just don’t judge him for his choice of football teams. At least they’ve won a Super Bowl.

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA CASE OVER PRE-CONFIRMATION ID

  • It’s the collection industry’s version of the chicken-and-the-egg. A consumer refuses to confirm his or her identity because the collector will not go into detail about a collection call, but the collector can not go into detail until the consumer’s identity is verified. Collectors have to stick to their guns in these cases and a District Court judge in Maryland just provided some additional ammunition for collection agencies.

DEFECTIVE SUMMONS IN COLLECTION SUIT EQUATES TO FDCPA VIOLATION, JUDGE RULES

CFPB ISSUES NPRM TO DELAY COMPLIANCE WITH QM RULE; SUES PAYMENT PROCESSOR

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday made a pair of announcements — delaying the enactment date of a rule that was set to go into effect July 1 and filing a lawsuit against a payment processor and its former chief executive for aiding clients that were taking advantage of individuals by tricking them into purchasing unnecessary services.

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