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Number of Lawsuits Filed Against Collection Agencies On Rise

Individuals who have a bone to pick with collection agencies did not go on vacation in August, choosing instead to visit the air conditioned offices of lawyers and court clerks nationwide, filing lawsuits. The number of lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, …

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California DA Secures More Convictions in Fake Collection Case

The District Attorney of Ventura, California has secured more convictions in a collections case involving five individuals who ran a series of phony collection agencies that would not remit payments received from individuals to the agencies’ clients. The defendants — Timothy Burke, Jr., Deisi Rivera, Angela Covarrubias, Veronica Ventura, and …

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Judge Denies Class Certification in TCPA Case

Citigroup has successfully prevented a class of potential plaintiffs from being certified in a lawsuit filed against the bank for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by contacting individuals using an automatic telephone dialing system without their expressed consent. The judge in the case also granted in part and …

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