Compliance

Compliance Digest – October 5

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Judge Overrules Sanctions Recommendation in FDCPA Case

After a Magistrate Court judge recommended that the defendants in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case file a motion for sanctions, a District Court judge in New York has denied the motion, ruling that the “reckless and overzealous advocacy” of the plaintiffs does not rise to the threshold of …

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FCC Issues NPRM on TCPA Exemptions

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to possibly amend the exemptions that have been granted under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act allowing some entities to make calls using automated telephone dialing systems or artificial or pre-recorded voices, which could possibly include debt collection …

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N.M. AG Sues Collection Agencies

The Attorney General of New Mexico announced yesterday his office has filed three lawsuits against debt collection companies, accusing them of making misrepresentations about debts, engaging in abusive practices, and forcing individuals to make payments on non-existent debts The lawsuits, filed against LVNV Funding, Central Mediation Services,and Capio Partners, LLC, was …

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Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of FDCPA Suit Over SOL

The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuit that a lower court deemed was time-barred by the law’s one-year statute of limitations, striking down the plaintiff’s argument that a state law in Georgia should have allowed the case …

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Arizona AG Files Suit Against Alleged Scammers

The Attorney General of Arizona has launched a lawsuit against a collection operation that allegedly impersonated law enforcement officials and using intimidation tactics to try and collect non-existent debts. The lawsuit, filed against Mark Anthony Smith and Deborah Ann Butler, who were doing business as CMS Financial Group, John Lee …

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Ohio AG Launches Suit Against Alleged Scammer

The Attorney General of Ohio has announced the filing of a lawsuit against a collection agency, accusing it of attempting to collect on debts that have been discharged in bankruptcy or those that do not exist at all, and doing so by making threats and contacting family members and co-workers …

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Indiana AG Files Suit Against Scammer

The Attorney General of Indiana yesterday announced he had filed a lawsuit against a collection agency, accusing it of engaging in deceptive and abusive collection practices and operating without a proper license. The lawsuit, filed against New Britain Financial and its founder, Nelson Macwan, was announced as part of Operation …

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