Daily Digest – August 10. Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of FDCPA Suit; Wash. AG Sues Agencies

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DISMISSAL OF FDCPA SUIT WHILE TACKLING ISSUES WITH ‘LEAST SOPHISTICATED CONSUMER’ STANDARD

  • The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, ruling that an alleged false or misleading communication must be material in order to be considered a violation of the statute, but also took a deep dive on the different definitions that have been created by courts related to the “least sophisticated consumer” and a “reasonable consumer” that make this opinion worth the read.

WASH. AG AMENDS LAWSUIT TO ACCUSE COLLECTION AGENCIES OF FAILING TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DISCLOSURES

  • Months after filing a lawsuit accusing a hospital network of “aggressively” seeking to collect $70 million from individuals who were eligible for charity care, the Attorney General of Washington has expanded his lawsuit to include a pair of collection agencies that allegedly failed to inform individuals about their eligibility. The hospital network reportedly referred more than 54,000 accounts of low-income patients to third-party agencies, which had a total of $470 million in unpaid debts.

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CALIF. APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS DENIAL OF DEFENDANT’S ANTI-SLAPP MOTION IN FDCPA CASE

  • A California Appeals Court has affirmed the denial of an anti-SLAPP motion filed by a defendant being sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for allegedly making false representations in an underlying collection lawsuit.

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