Compliance Digest – April 5

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Collector Under Investigation Fighting Seizure of $90k: Report

Federal prosecutors who are investigating the owner of several debt collection companies that allegedly engaged in illegal collection activities are seeking the forfeiture of more than $90,000 that was seized from the owner’s home by armed agents last year, according to a published media report. The money belonged to Mark …

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Collector Reaches $1.1M Settlement in FDCPA Case

A federal judge in California has approved a $1.1 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit in which a debt collector was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by using false threats of imprisonment to coerce individuals into making payments. A copy of the order approving the settlement …

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California Supreme Court Overturns Call Recording Ruling

The California Supreme Court yesterday overturned a lower court’s ruling, determining that the parties and nonparties must get consent from everyone on a wireless or cellular phone call before making a recording. A copy of the ruling in the case of Smith v. LoanMe can be accessed by clicking here. …

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Judge Certifies Class in FDCPA Suit

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A District Court judge in California has certified a class in a case accusing a company that performs billing and collection services for a car rental company of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by sending letters from the billing arm of the company without the mini-Miranda notice. A …

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