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Sixth Circuit sets pleading standard for FDCPA claims

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2015

Earlier this week, the Sixth Circuit issued a published opinion in Buchanan v. Northland Group, a putative class action against Northland alleging

The state of corporate governance for 2015

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2015

The balance of power between shareholders and boards of directors is central to the U.S. public corporation's success as an engine of economic growth

UDAAP council weekly UDAAP Standards Report - 1142015

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2015

Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims. In an effort to illuminate the UDAAP standards

Sixth Circuit holds that mortgage foreclosure and foreclosure lawyers are subject to the FDCPA

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that mortgage foreclosure actions are "debt collection" under the Fair Debt Collection

Seventh Circuit agrees with CFPB and FTC in FDCPA time-barred debt collection case

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2014

On March 11, 2014, the Seventh Circuit reversed the trial court's dismissals of two Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) actions that

UDAAP council weekly UDAAP Standards Report - 1072015

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2015

Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims. In an effort to illuminate the UDAAP standards

Federal district court holds that FCRA statutory damage provision is unconstitutionally vague and violates due process

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2008

Willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can be punished with statutory damages of between $100 and $1,000, and potentially punitive damages, even where no actual damages are shown

A word of caution to co-guarantors: do not assume you will be reimbursed for partial payments of a common liability

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2011

Suppose you are one of multiple individual owners of a company, and you all agreed to guarantee the company's loan from a bank

Seventh Circuit adopts strict FDCPA interpretation

  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2014

Entities engaged in debt collection must be careful in seeking to collect on old debt - dunning letters could now be found misleading if the debtor

Eleventh Circuit interprets "bona fide error" defense to the FDCPA

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2011

In deciding a case of first impression for the Court, the Eleventh Circuit recently joined other circuits, including the Eighth and Ninth Circuits, in finding that determining if a debt collector can benefit from the "bona fide error" defense to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") is a fact-intensive inquiry that requires a case-by-case analysis