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Collection letter inviting debtor to call toll-free number violated FDCPA, Third Circuit holds

USA - March 14 2013 A collection letter violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because its invitation to call a toll-free number could be read by the…

Jeremy T. Rosenblum

Debt collector’s voice message not a ‘communication’ under FDCPA, federal judge rules

USA - May 11 2012 A recent decision by a federal judge in Minnesota may offer a solution to the Hobson’s choice currently facing debt collectors whenever a call to a debtor is picked up by an answering machine or voicemail.

Mortgage foreclosure is debt collection under the FDCPA, Sixth Circuit holds

USA - January 23 2013 Lawyers whose principal business is mortgage foreclosure or who regularly handle mortgage foreclosures are "debt collectors" subject to the Fair Debt…

Jeremy T. Rosenblum

Third Circuit rules FDCPA applies to communications with a debtor’s attorney

USA - January 13 2011 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) applies to a debt collector’s communications with the debtor’s attorney.

Mercedes K. Tunstall, Mark J. Furletti, John L. Culhane, Jr, Barbara S. Mishkin, Jeremy T. Rosenblum

FTC settles FCRA enforcement action against employment background screening company

USA - August 9 2012 The Federal Trade Commission announced on August 8, 2012, that it had settled an enforcement action filed against an employment background screening company.

David S. Fryman