With half of the year already gone and the official start of Q3, now is a great time to review your marketing goals for the year. What did you want to accomplish? Have you started yet?
The CFPB announced Monday it has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection law firm and its three principal partners alleging that the firm was a “lawsuit mill” that churned out debt collection actions and violated the FDCPA en masse. The firm denies the claims and says it will defend the action in court.
The FCC last week threw another clarifying wrinkle in the struggle to understand “express prior consent” to call a cell number for the purpose of debt collection. In an amicus brief, the agency explored some nuance in its 2008 TCPA declaratory ruling while clarifying another ruling from this year.
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The full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals last week struck down rulings from lower courts, a previous three-judge circuit panel, and even a decision it reached itself in 1996 to reinterpret venue provisions of the FDCPA as they relate to townships vs. counties in Indiana.
A U.S. District Judge last week ruled that a debt collection law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by not conducting a “meaningful review” of a collection action filed against a consumer. The judge used reasoning from the landmark case Lesher, decided three years ago.
A federal judge in Maryland this week sided with a collection agency in a TCPA case involving the question of “prior express consent” to call a cell phone number that was provided by the consumer. The decision mirrors another recent case in a trend that shows judges moving away from the controversial Mais decision.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week in a split decision overturned a lower court’s ruling in a case claiming FDCPA violations in debt collection letters that were never even read by the plaintiff debtor. The violations were related to an error in the letter misidentifying the original creditor.
Andy Madden, ACA’s director of state government affairs, recently attended the Republican Attorneys General Association summer meeting in Coronado, Calif.