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Eleventh Circuit: while FDCPA applies to litigation activity, higher standard may be required to establish violation

USA - July 1 2015 On Tuesday, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals expanded the scope of conduct that is actionable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act…

Will the U.S. Supreme Court use Robins v. Spokeo to finally address “standing” in the absence of actual injury?

USA - April 29 2015 Since the Constitution was ratified, 226 years ago, potential plaintiffs have been required to first establish that they have a “case or controversy”…

Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau: Eleventh Circuit provides creditors TCPA relief

USA - September 30 2014 In May 2013, a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida caused great concern among creditors and debt collectors by…

Federal District Court: Banks Do Not Owe a Duty of Care to Non-Customers Under Tennessee Law

USA - October 25 2017 In Belle Meade Title & Escrow Corp. v. Fifth Third Bank, et al., No. 3:17-cv-874, ECF No. 26, — WL —- (M.D. Tenn. Oct. 17, 2017), a...

J. Chris Suedekum

Eleventh Circuit addresses TCPA again: confirms validity of 1992 FCC ruling on “prior express consent”

USA - August 24 2015 It would be difficult to identify a federal circuit court of appeals that has released a larger number of influential consumer finance decisions in…