Daily Digest – March 25. Getting to Know Kristen DeFiore; Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA SOL Case

GETTING TO KNOW KRISTEN DEFIORE OF GLASSER AND GLASSER

  • Finishing law school and passing the bar is no joke, any attorney will tell you. Doing it while working full time is just showing off. But that accomplishment speaks to the kind of ambition and passion for the law that Kristen DeFiore has. Read on to learn more about Kristen, the snack she would eat every meal for the rest of her life if she had the choice, and how her two dogs are enjoying their retirement.

JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER INADVERTENT SOL DISCLOSURE IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in New York has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by including statements in two collection letters indicating that the statute of limitations during which the individual could be sued for the unpaid debt had expired, even though it had not.

APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS RULING AGAINST CONSUMER RIGHTS LAW FIRM

  • The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an individual against the consumer rights law firm she hired to help repair her credit that accused the firm of engaging in racketeering, consumer fraud, and unlawful debt adjustment practices, ruling that the lower court mis-applied the choice of law provision and that an arbitration clause in the underlying contract should be enforced.

CFPB RELEASES ANNUAL COMPLAINT REPORT

  • Complaints about debt collectors filed by consumers with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau increased 10% in 2020 compared with 2019, ranking the industry only behind credit or consumer reporting in terms of the total number of complaints that were filed last year, a year in which the total number of complaints increased by 54%.

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