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Bill Introduced To Close Collection Robocall Loophole

A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks to close a loophole allowing debt collectors to use automated dialers when seeking to collect on payments owed to the federal government. The bill, called the Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone Calls or HANGUP Act, was introduced …

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$28 Million TCPA Settlement Sees Plaintiffs Get $38 Each

At the outset, I’ll say that this has little to do with the ARM industry, but I do know that the industry does like a good story about plaintiff’s attorneys, so that’s why I’m publishing this. A class-action settlement in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case will see the members …

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Appeals Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Defendant in TCPA Case

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of a defendant who was sued for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act because a third party had contacted the plaintiff using an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS). The Appeals Court …

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FCRA Lawsuit Totals Increasing, WebRecon Data Shows

The Fair Credit Reporting Act has replaced the Telephone Consumer Protection Act as the en vogue statute to file lawsuits against debt collection agencies, according to data released yesterday by WebRecon. The number of TCPA lawsuits is down 20% through the first two months of 2018 compared with the same …

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