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West Virginia Advances Consumer Protection Bill

The West Virginia state legislature advanced a compromise bill yesterday that will maintain some consumer protections while also removing a provision that would have required consumers to pay attorney fees if they lose disputes. The bill, SB 563, now moves to the state Senate for approval. Originally, the bill would have …

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Oregon House Committee Holds Hearing On Debt Buying Law

The state of Oregon’s House Committee On Business and Labor is having a meeting this afternoon, and under the bills being discussed at the meeting is House Bill 2356, which would, among other things, establish requirements under which debt buyers may bring legal action to collect debt and specifies the notice that debt …

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Anyone Interested?

Off the top, I’ll admit I have no idea how common this is. But it seems an unusual occurrence to me, so I’m sharing it anyway. Local Counsel Needed To File TCPA Class Action, screams the headline on a classified post on Craigslist in Spokane, Wash. Then comes the kicker: …

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Utah Congresswoman Introduces Bill (Again) To Amend FDCPA

Rep. Mia Love [R-Utah], the first black Republican female member of Congress, has introduced another bill aimed at amending the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The bill, H.R. 864, titled “Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act of 2017,” is exactly the same piece of proposed legislation that she introduced last summer. …

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