JUDGE REMANDS FDCPA CLASS ACTION BACK TO STATE COURT FOR LACK OF STANDING
- A District Court judge in New York has remanded a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act class-action lawsuit back to state court, ruling that the plaintiff did not suffer a concrete injury to keep the case in federal court.
JUDGE GRANTS MOTION FOR JUDGMENT IN FDCPA CASE BECAUSE DEBT IN QUESTION NOT SUBJECT TO STATUTE
- A District Court judge in Ohio has granted a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case ruling that the underlying debt in question did not meet the statute’s definition of debt.
ADVOCACY ISSUES REPORT, CREATES MODEL LEGISLATION AIMED AT REVIVING CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM
- A pair of national consumer advocates have issued a report and a draft of model legislation that can be introduced at the state and federal level that aims to restore consumer protections and civil justice that they argue have been “stripped away,” eliminating the right of Americans to have their day in court. The announcement follows announcements from regulators like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that they are looking at the additional fees — referred to as “junk” fees — that are often charged by companies to consumers.
EXPERTS SHARE CONTEXT ON CASES IMPACTING ARM INDUSTRY
- Understanding the context and consequences of court rulings can be difficult. Thankfully, there are experts out there that can do it for us. Mitch Williamson, Joann Needleman, John Redding, Laurie Nelson, Jonathan Floyd, and Cooper Walker break down the ins and outs of cases impacting the ARM industry in this week’s Compliance Digest, which is brought to you by Bedard Law Group.
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