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Plaintiff’s Attorney Who Sued Ex-Client Disqualified By Judge

A federal judge in Indiana has disqualified a lawyer representing a plaintiff in a collection lawsuit because the lawyer previously worked at a different firm that represented the defendant, according to a published report. Jamie Lynn Holmes filed a lawsuit against Credit Protection Association, alleging the company violated the Telephone …

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Agency Gets Overshadowing Suit Dismissed

A federal judge in the Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne Division, has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleged it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by overshadowing the 30-day dispute notification window in a collection letter. A copy of the ruling in LaMarr v. …

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Lawsuit Totals Plummet in September: WebRecon

Plaintiff’s attorneys and professional plaintiffs appeared to take vacations in September, filing significantly fewer lawsuits against collection agencies alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, according to data released on Friday by WebRecon. The number of lawsuits …

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Judge Dismisses FDCPA Overshadowing Case

With all the attention focused on collection letters these days, it can be heartening to see the industry get a win. A federal judge in Illinois has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after a plaintiff filed suit alleging the letter he received violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act …

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