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1st Cir. Upholds Dismissal of Mass. 93A Claims Against Mortgagee and Servicer As Time-Barred

USA - February 7 2020 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a consumer’s claims against the owner and loan...

5th Cir. Reverses Class Cert in FDCPA ‘Threat of Legal Action’ Case

USA - January 20 2020 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently reversed certification of a consumer class alleging that a debt collection letter violated...

9th Cir. Affirms 25 Reduction in Plaintiff’s Attorneys Fee Award

USA - January 13 2020 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s order reducing the amount of attorneys’ fees requested by class...

7th Cir. Holds Collection Letter Properly Identified ‘Original’ and ‘Current’ Creditors Under FDCPA

USA - January 10 2020 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed judgment in favor of a debt buyer and debt collector against a consumer debtor...

6th Cir. BAP Holds So-Called ‘910 Claims’ To Be Treated Like Other Allowed Secured Claims

USA - December 30 2019 The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently reversed a lower bankruptcy court’s ruling that rejected...