TCPA Class-Action Trends To Watch in 2018

When it comes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, collection agencies always need to be on their toes, because plaintiffs’ attorneys are very good at changing tacks and using new strategies in filing lawsuits. Along with new strategies, rulings on lawsuits that have already been filed as well as regulatory …

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Judgment Bans Collector From ARM Industry For Life

Dequan Sicard has been permanently banned from the ARM industry, as the result of a default judgment that was entered against him following a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission after he was part of a scam that impersonated lawyers in attempting to collect debts from individuals. As a …

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CFPB Wants More ‘Leadership’ From State AGs

Speaking to a group of state attorneys general earlier this week, Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, again laid out his more relaxed enforcement plan for the agency, and added that he will be relying on AGs to pick up the slack when it comes …

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Where Have All The Enforcement Actions Gone?

Jeff Sovern, a law professor at St. John’s University, and one of the authors of the Consumer Law & Policy Blog, has an interesting question: When will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announce its first enforcement action under acting director Mick Mulvaney? Mulvaney has been acting director for more than …

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