Judge Docks Lawyer $1,600 in FDCPA Settlement

An attorney has had his rate docked $100 an hour by a federal judge, who deemed the work conducted in obtaining a $1,001 settlement for an alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act not to be worth the $400 per hour requested by the lawyer. A plaintiff filed …

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Webinar Recording Offers Analysis of Marks v. Crunch on ARM Industry

Thursday’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act ruling in Marks v. Crunch San Diego is still reverberating through the collections industry as agency executives rush to figure out what is and what is not allowed, as it relates to using an automated telephone dialing system to contact individuals with unpaid debts. David …

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Settlement Bars More Defendants From Collections Industry

The remaining defendants in a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the attorney general of New York have reached a settlement where they will be permanently barred from participating in the collections industry. Friday’s announcement likely brings to a close a case that began back on 2015 when …

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