A United States District Court recently concluded that certain states’ judicial structures provide that the Circuit Courts are considered “judicial districts” for purposes of the required venue provisions in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692i, but township small claims courts are not.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris Thursday announced that her office has filed an enforcement action against JPMorgan Chase & Co. alleging that the bank engaged in fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against tens of thousands of Californians.
The suit alleges that Chase engaged in widespread robo-signing of court documents in debt collection cases, among other practices, to commit abuses against approximately 100,000 California credit card borrowers over at least a three-year period.
On October 15, 2013, collection attorneys, judges, scholars and subject matter experts will assemble at The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. for a “Legal Symposium on Consumer Debt Collection” presented by the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA).
A district judge in Maryland last month dismissed a potential class action lawsuit against a debt buyer due, in part, to a rejection of the notion that a technical error constituted a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Another claim that tried to piggyback on the widely-publicized “robo-signing” issue with debt collection lawsuits was also rejected.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable on June 6, 2013, to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process. The roundtable’s official title is “Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection.”
I was surprised when DBA International asked me to write an article for DBA the Magazine about business success. There are so many factors that lead to business success. But I whittled the list down to six core concepts.
There is currently some unique legislation that is before the General Assembly of Tennessee that will benefit debt buyers and banks in TN if it is passed in the next few weeks
A U.S. district court earlier in April ruled that when a debt collector accused a debtor of lying during a telephone call, it was sufficient to continue a case for a claim under the harassment and abuse provisions of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
A grant a veteran got in 2011 still left him with a loan to pay off the remaining cost of a hearing aid. So, when he applied for a grant in late 2012 to help pay off the loan, ARMing Heroes stepped in and “doubled down” for Kenon, due to his service to his country, and paid off the remainder of the loan for the hearing aid.
The New York State General Assembly Tuesday passed a bill titled the Consumer Credit Fairness Act which significantly restricts the use of the legal collection channel in the state. In addition to a number of new requirements for bringing debt collection lawsuits, the bill would cut in half the statute of limitations in the state.