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Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Dispute Response Case

A federal judge in Washington has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in a letter that was sent to the plaintiff in response to her disputing the debt in question. A copy of the ruling in Lagrou …

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TRACED Act Gains More Momentum With 10 New Co-Sponsors

The bandwagon in support of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, or TRACED Act, is getting pretty full. Already loaded down with 54 different attorneys general at the state and territory level, as well as an armful of consumer advocates, and all of the commissioners of the …

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Judge Denies Class Certification in FDCPA SOL Case

A federal judge in Florida has denied a request to certify a class in a lawsuit filed against a defendant for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by seeking to collect on a time-barred debt without informing the plaintiff that making a payment would restart the statute of …

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Judge Grants MTD on FDCPA, TCPA Case

A defendant has been granted a motion to dismiss after it was sued by a plaintiff for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling him after he had revoked consent to be contacted. A copy of the ruling in Ford v. …

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Another Anti-Robocall Bill Introduced in Congress

Members of Congress are tripping over themselves to introduce legislation aimed at ending the problem of illegal robocalls. The latest bill was introduced yesterday by Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-N.J.], called the Robocall Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2019. Rep. Van Drew’s bill joins at least two others — the HANGUP …

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FTC Issues NPRM To Update Safeguards and Privacy Rules

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to update both its Safeguards Rule and Privacy Rule under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. The proposed rules will expand the scope of what defines a “financial institution” covered under the rule and require institutions to implement two-factor authentication …

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Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA SOL Case

A District Court judge in Illinois has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after a plaintiff filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by failing to mention in a letter that payment on a settlement offer would restart the statute of limitations on …

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