A federal judge in New Jersey last week approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit against a collection agency over the validation language the firm used in a letter to a consumer. The settlement calls for the debt collection firm to pay $9,500 to the lead plaintiff and potential class of 225 consumers, with the plaintiffs’ attorneys receiving $40,000.
Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, a law firm specializing in retail credit collections in New York State, is pleased to announce the promotion of Denise Pavlides, Esq. to the position of Managing Compliance Attorney.
The underlying putative class action complaint was filed in state court and removed by the defendants who then filed a motion to dismiss. The District Court granted the unopposed motion to dismiss and the subsequent motion for reconsideration filed by the plaintiff. The motions were granted due to the fact that, “Counts I through V are clearly barred by the FDCPA’s one-year statute of limitations and Count VI is insufficient to sustain a common law negligence claim and is additionally precluded by Missouri’s economic loss doctrine.” Id. at *2.
LiveVox Inc., a leading provider of cloud contact center solutions for enterprise operations, announced that it has partnered with Joe Adams of The Hampton Pryor Group to host a CFPB compliance webinar for contact center executives. Attendees will have a chance to catch up on the latest developments and get answers to their specific questions […]
A federal judge this week decided to allow a potential class action lawsuit against a debt collection agency to move forward that claims violations of the FDCPA due to the presentation and positioning of validation notice language on a collection letter.
ARMing Heroes, the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today shared the story of United States Navy veteran Rhyan Miller, a single father committed to doing whatever it takes to provide for his family.
You finally determined the timing is right for a sale and you’re going to do it. How do you confront your staff about your intentions? Perhaps the more critical question to answer is not how but when.
The attorney general of Arizona, Tom Horne, recently hired a new leader for his Collections Enforcement Unit, a clearinghouse for debt owed to various state agencies. But the specific person hired to fill that role appears to have sparked controversy, or soon will, according to a local paper.
A U.S. District Court last week ruled in favor of a commercial debt collection agency that was sued by a consumer who alleged violations of the FDCPA. But the consumer had made his purchase as a business and later tried to claim the product was for personal use. The decision gives weight to what information the consumer provides during the original transaction.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) requires a call placed to a cellular phone using an autodialer to have the prior express consent of the person who received the call, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held this past Friday in a ruling that went against the creditor defendant.