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CFPB Issues Sweeping and Unprecedented Rulemaking Proposals Seeking to “Drastically Overhaul Debt Collection Market”; Proposals for Creditors to Follow Shortly

USA - July 29 2016 Early in the morning on July 28, 2016, in coordination with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (the "Bureau") field hearing on debt…

Zachary D. Miller

Ninth Circuit Holds Each Debt Collector Must Send a 1692g Validation Notice, Even If Previously Provided By Another Debt Collector Regarding the Same Debt

USA - July 26 2016 In Hernandez v. Williams, Zinman & Parham PC, No. 14-15672, — F.3d -, 2016 WL 3913445 (9th Cir. July 20, 2016), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals…

Rachel R. Friedman, Katherine West

District Court Holds Professional Plaintiff Lacks Article III Standing to Bring TCPA Action Under Supreme Court’s Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins Decision

USA - July 11 2016 Following the Supreme Court's ruling in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (U.S. May 16, 2016), it is clear that "Article III standing requires…

Ryan J. Hebson

Supreme Court Vacates Ninth Circuit’s Decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robbins, Holds “Bare Procedural Violation” of FCRA Does Not Confer Article III Standing

USA - May 17 2016 In a much-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Monday in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, 2016 WL 2842447 (May 16…

Ryan J. Hebson

Florida District Court Holds Calling System Sufficiently Configured to Avoid TCPA Liability

USA - April 5 2016 As lawsuits asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (the “TCPA”), continue to rise in the wake of the…

Ryan J. Hebson