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Two Judges Question whether the 7th Circuit has Gone Too Far in Standing Decisions

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has been quite clear in its recent holdings regarding Article III standing in FDCPA cases: to have standing a consumer must do more than allege an FDCPA violation.  However, on May 14, 2021, in the case of Markakos v. Mericredit, Inc., No. 20-2351, (7th Cir May 14, 2021), although the 7th Circuit reached a similar conclusion, two of the judges on the panel issued concurring opinions which agreed with the result, but questioned whether the 7th Circuit has gone too far.

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TransUnion Presents: The Evolving Legal Landscape in Light of Hunstein

For debt collectors, the recent Hunstein decision may have altered the vendor-client relationship forever. Join this webinar to get an analysis of the amicus briefs filed by the industry in support of overturning Hunstein.  Register Now »
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Todd Jenkins Named Credit Service Company Sales VP

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Credit Service Company (CSC) is pleased to announce that Todd Jenkins recently joined its executive leadership team as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. He is responsible for top-line sales growth of CSC’s third-party debt collection services for the healthcare, government, education, financial, commercial and utilities industries.

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Crown Asset Management Welcomes Chris McGill as Human Resources Manager

DULUTH, GA --  Crown Asset Management, LLC (CAM), a receivables management and specialty finance firm in Duluth, GA, is pleased to announce the addition of Chris McGill as Human Resource Manager, bringing with her over 25 years of experience and expertise in human resources. Ms. McGill’s responsibilities include proactively identifying and addressing challenges, developing and implementing company policies for increased efficiency, delivering training, and enhancing the employee experience.

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Consumer Relations Consortium Files Amicus Brief in Hunstein

On June 1, 2021, the Consumer Relations Consortium (CRC) filed an amicus brief supporting the defendant’s petition for rehearing en banc in the case of Hunstein v. Preferred Collection Services, 94 F.3d 1341 (11th Cir. 2021). Jessica Klander of Bassford Remele and Brit Suttell of Barron & Newburger, P.C. prepared the brief on behalf of the CRC.

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Throwing Shade?: Latest Court to Cite Hunstein Ends up Quietly Torching its Article III Standing Analysis

As I laid out a few weeks back, the Hunstein flubbed its Article III standing analysis in a big way. Specifically, after determining that a violation of 1692c(b) can cause intangible harm it stopped short of determining whether the specific violation of 1692c(b) in the case before it actually did cause harm. That’s a big no no that flat misapplies Spokeo’s “concrete harm” analysis.

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Colene McNinch Joins Maxwell & Graves as Partner and Chief Compliance Officer

SEWELL, N.J. -- Maxwell and Graves Solutions, LLC (M&G), a leading consulting firm with expertise in collections and servicing in the financial lending space, announced that veteran compliance executive Colene McNinch has joined the company as Partner and Chief Compliance Officer.

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