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Judge Denies MSJ in FDCPA Case Over Missing Suffix in Summons

A District Court judge in Texas has denied a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by omitting the “II” in an individual’s name and accidentally serving the individual’s father with a debt collection suit, even though the father knew …

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Senator Introduces Bill to Create Federal Privacy Agency

Another bill has been proposed in Congress, this time from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-N.Y.], to create a federal agency that would protect the data and privacy of Americans. Sen. Gillibrand introduced her legislation, called the Data Protection Act, yesterday. The full text of the bill can be viewed by clicking …

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California AG Proposes More Regs to Comply With CCPA

The Attorney General of California has issued revised proposed regulations to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act twice in the past seven days, which are open for comment until the end of the month. The first set of revisions came on February 7, followed by the next set three days …

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New App Allows Users to Automatically Generate TCPA Suits

A new app called Robo Revenge goes as far as to give individuals “burner” credit cards that are being used to gather information in order to automatically file Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits against companies calling individuals’ cell phones without their consent. The app is the brainchild of Joshua Browder, …

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Getting to Know Emily Campbell of Berlin-Wheeler

I am thrilled to announce that the “Getting to Know” series is now being sponsored by Arbeit Software. Arbeit is a powerful, and easy to use communications platform that empowers businesses to reach more consumers. Innovative by nature, we are constantly listening to and understanding the businesses we partner with …

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Judge Grants MTD in Case Over Interest Disclosure in Letter

A District Court judge in Wisconsin has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not being clear enough about the purported interest that may have been accruing on an unpaid debt. A copy of the ruling in …

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More Cracks in Consumers’ Financial Stability Forming

The amount of household debt held by Americans continues to climb, but now there are more signs that they are having problems making their payments, according to data released yesterday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While the total amount of household debt has been hitting a new …

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