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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…

Alan S. Kaplinsky

A bad month for payday lenders

USA - March 1 2013 February was not a good month for payday lenders. As previously reported, on February 20, CFPB Director Cordray expressed pointed concerns about…

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…

Alan S. Kaplinsky

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, Alan S. Kaplinsky, Barbara S. Mishkin

Supreme Court rules on who decides validity of arbitration provision

USA - June 23 2010 Companies using arbitration in their consumer and employee contracts are urged to review those documents carefully in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday in Rent-a-Center , West v. Jackson , No. 09-497 (June 21, 2010).

Martin C. Bryce, Jr., Alan S. Kaplinsky, Mark J. Levin