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Joann Needleman

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Collection Settlements Are Dead: The Sequel

Just in time for the summer movie season, one court has given debt collection litigation lawyers yet another reason to disconnect the telephone and computer. Now identifying yourself as a lawyer or a law firm on a voice mail or telephone message is sufficient facts to state a claim for a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) violation.


A Conversation with the CFPB

One of the highlights of the DBA International conference was a conversation with the CFPB. Incoming DBA President Bryan Faliero moderated an informal panel discussion with three key division leaders: Tom Pahl, managing counsel for Regulations; Scott Pluta, assistant director for the Office of Consumer Response; and Larry DeMille-Wagman, acting director of Collection Supervision.