In October 2014, consumers filed 911 lawsuits claiming violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), up 13.4 percent from September and an increase of 16.1 percent from October 2013. But total FDCPA lawsuits are still on track to finish well below 2013 numbers, which would mark the third straight year of declines.
The long-running legal battle between movie and music studios and consumers that illegally download their products got a novel twist late last week when a consumer attorney filed a class action lawsuit against a company tasked with enforcing the studios’ claims. The suit says that the company is acting as a debt collector and has violated the TCPA and FDCPA.
A federal judge in California late last week ruled in favor of a defendant in a TCPA case by deciding that a platform for sending out text messages did not meet the definition of an automated telephone dialing system (ATDS). The ruling is seen as positive precedent for judicial ATDS interpretations.
The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, a group affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, late last week posted a video on YouTube describing the trouble the Los Angeles Lakers have had with a TCPA class action lawsuit.
TCPA suits against collection agencies continue to be a growing concern. In August of 2014, TCPA suits are up a whopping 33.6 percent from 2013 numbers. What might be behind this increase?
ACA International Monday said that it recently filed an amicus curiae brief with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Dominguez v. Yahoo!, Inc.
Could 2015 be the year of TCPA reform? There are somewhat promising signs that it actually may be.
The number of lawsuits filed by consumers against ARM companies claiming violations of the FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA increased in September from August, WebRecon LLC said Friday. But FDCPA lawsuits are still on track to show significant declines for the year.
LiveVox Inc., a leading provider of cloud contact center solutions for enterprise operations, announced that its inside counsel, Mark Mallah, will join Joe Adams of the Hampton Pryor Group and John Bedard of Bedard Law Group on an operations-focused compliance panel at FSCOR 2014 in Las Vegas.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday ruled against a debt collection agency in a TCPA express prior consent case, reversing a lower court decision and hewing closely to a requested amicus brief filed by the FCC on the matter.