Compliance

Appeals Court Affirms Ruling for Defense in FCRA Case

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in favor of defendants that were accused of not properly investigating a disputed item on the plaintiff’s credit report, echoing the lower court in saying that investigations should be about factual items, not …

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Defendants Settle Class Action FDCPA Suit

Gavel and Law Books

A District Court judge in Florida has granted preliminary approval of a settlement in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act class action that will see the defendants refund or waive $512,000 in medical fees and pay $500,000 in statutory damages after the plaintiffs were charged for medical care when it …

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Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Duplicate Letters

A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case but denied a motion for attorney’s fees, after the defendant sent two identical collection letters in close succession to one another, which the plaintiff claimed overshadowed the validation notice. …

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CFPB Lays Out Framework For Terminating Consent Orders Early

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced the terms under which a company may seek to terminate a consent order before the original expiration date, as a means of easing the burdens that the orders can place on those companies. Consent orders are agreements or settlements that often impost injunctive …

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Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case

A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, in a case where the plaintiff attempted to use many of the current crop of greatest hits being claimed by individuals suing collection …

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