Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR) is both delighted and saddened to announce that Alan H. Weinberg is retiring at the end of this year
Last week, I was invited to speak at Receivables Management Association of Canada’s 2013 Convention. The buzz at the RMA convention reminded me of the first meetings of the Debt Buyers Association (DBA) in the United States over 15 years ago.
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week sided mostly with the state’s attorney general in a case brought by a debt buyer challenging the investigative powers of the AG’s office. But the justices did rule with the ARM company on one matter involving subpoenas.
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York Wednesday took aim at defining what actions taken by a creditor expose it to liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act by reviving an FDCPA class action against a mortgage company and three servicing and debt collection firms. The case could impact liability under first-party or flat-rate collection relationships.
HS Financial Group and the Law Offices of Timothy M. Sullivan have announced the launch of new websites at www.hsfgroup.net and www.timsullivanlaw.com, respectively
An FDCPA case dismissal was heard earlier in the year by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appellate panel recently decided the case, upholding the dismissal of the case brought by a consumer against a debt collector, but finding some issue with one of the reasons.
With the CFPB’s rulemaking announcement only a few days old, many members of the debt collection industry are getting their ducks in a row to take advantage of a rare opportunity to influence regulations.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today published debt collection complaints it has been collecting since July 10. The data was made publicly available in the Bureau’s Consumer Complaint Database.
ARMing Heroes, the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today sent out a final plea for donations for its fourth annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive.The charity has already raised tens of thousands of dollars for vets this year alone, most of which will be disbursed through direct grants payable to the creditors of grant recipients, just in time for the holidays.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced Wednesday that it has started to exercise its rulemaking authority by formally issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for debt collection. The Bureau is seeking feedback from the public on any rules it may make to govern debt collectors.