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Recent Amendments to West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act Signal a Move to Level the Playing Field

USA - May 26 2021 On March 18, the West Virginia legislature passed Senate Bill 5, amending the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (WVCCPA). The…

David Asbury, David N. Anthony, Jason E. Manning, Kim R. Gershen.

In Certifying FDCPA Letter Class, Northern District of California Finds That Whether the Underlying Debt Was Incurred for Personal or Business Purposes Does Not Defeat Predominance

USA - May 6 2021 A district court judge in California has certified a FDCPA letter class involving billing and collection letters sent by a collection company used by…

Kim R. Gershen.

Tradeline Status Not Threatening Imminent Legal Action Is Not a FDCPA Violation

USA - March 24 2021 In Guzman v. I.C. Sys., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42595, 2021 WL 861914 (E.D.N.Y. Mar 8, 2021), Carolina Guzman (plaintiff) alleged that I.C. System, Inc…

David N. Anthony, Kim R. Gershen.

The Northern District of Illinois Dismisses Motion to Compel Arbitration in a FDCPA Class Action, Emphasizing the Dangers of an Inadequate Corporate Declaration

USA - February 10 2021 In Frank Gilbert v. I.C. System, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied the defendant’s motion to compel…

Kim R. Gershen.

Southern District of New York Dismisses Putative Class Complaint Alleging Auto Insurer’s Use of Payment Plan Installment Fees Violated the New York Deceptive Practices Act

USA - November 20 2020 In a putative class action, Santoro v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 2020 WL 6586630, 19-CV-9782 (CS) (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 9, 2020), District…

Joshua A. Dachs, Stephen J. Steinlight.