BCFP Denies Petition From Collection Agency To Set Aside CID

A collection agency has had its petition to set aside a civil investigative demand from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection denied related to potential violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Act. Firstsource Advantage had petitioned the BCFP to set aside the CID …

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Appeals Court Upholds Summary Judgment in FDCPA Case

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision that a company contracted by a mortgage servicer to conduct field investigations to determine whether individuals are still living in a property do not meet the definition of debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices …

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Will The Real American Express Please Stand Up?

American Express has filed a motion to intervene in a class-action lawsuit filed against a collection agency, which was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by sending a collection letter to a plaintiff on American Express’s letterhead and with the company’s logo. American Express is seeking to …

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Agency Wins Summary Judgment in TCPA Case

As Artin Betpera from Womble Bond Dickinson first published, a federal judge in Alabama has granted summary judgment in favor of a collection agency that argued a plaintiff’s consent to be contacted on her cell phone could not be revoked under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act because she had provided …

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