Compliance

CFPB Sued Over FDCPA Eviction Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is being sued over an interim final rule it issued saying that collectors may face prosecution under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for not providing written notices to individuals being evicted, with plaintiffs claiming their First Amendment rights under the Constitution are being violated …

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Hunstein-Related Class Actions Continue Piling Up

The number of 1692c(b) lawsuits alleging that a debt collector communicated information with a third party in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act continues to explode in the weeks following the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’s ruling in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services. There have been …

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Compliance Digest – May 3

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Lawsuit Totals Spike in March: WebRecon

In a sign of what is likely to come, lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act increased 19% in March compared with February, although the total for the first quarter of 2021 is still well below that from the same period last year, according to data released …

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Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Suit Over Fraudulent Debt

A District Court judge in Washington has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss claims it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act after it was accused of continuing to demand payment and moving forward with a collection lawsuit even though it had been notified by the plaintiff’s attorney that the …

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FTC Fines Company $20M For FCRA Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a $20 million settlement with a company accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by improperly obtaining individuals’ credit reports and the FTC’s Red Flags Rule for failing to implement an identity theft program. The company, Vivint Smart Homes, will pay a $15 …

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