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Debt Collector Agrees to Settle Permissible Purpose FCRA Class Action for $2.2 Million

USA - February 19 2019 On February 7, 2019, AllianceOne Receivables Management, Inc. (“AllianceOne”), a debt collector, agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a nationwide...

John C. Lynch, Ethan G. Ostroff, Elizabeth "Liz" S. Flowers.

Does the TCPA Have Nine Lives? Parties Settle Ninth Circuit Appeal in Marks v. Crunch San Diego

USA - February 19 2019 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") carries the risk of annihilative damages for class action defendants based on its remarkable statutory...

Virginia Bell Flynn, Alan D. Wingfield, David M. Gettings, John C. Lynch, Ethan G. Ostroff, Michael E. Lacy, Chad R. Fuller.

Joint Advisory on FCRA Provisions Allowing for Private Education Loan Rehabilitation

USA - February 14 2019 The Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) issued a joint advisory making financial institutions...

Alan D. Wingfield, Jamie Rudd.

Proposed Legislation in Texas Would Require Debt Buyers to Provide Additional Disclosures on Out-of-Statute Debt and Prohibit Revival of the Statute of Limitations

USA - February 14 2019 The Texas House of Representatives recently introduced new legislation, H.B. No. 996, to amend the Texas Fair Consumer Debt Collection Act (“TFCDCA”)...

Ethan G. Ostroff, Elizabeth "Liz" S. Flowers.

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Limit Statutory Damages in WVCCPA Cases

USA - February 13 2019 On January 31, 2019, Senator Mike Azinger introduced Senate Bill 495 to the West Virginia Legislature (referred to the Judiciary Committee). The Bill...

Jason E. Manning, Marie L.D. Hervey.