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Are Your Procedures Sufficient to Support a Bona Fide Error Defense - Not if You Only Rely on Creditor Information

USA - January 30 2023 The plaintiff filed a lawsuit against the defendant for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) related to a medical debt placed…

FCC Declares that “Ringless Voicemails” are “Calls” that Require Consumer Consent to Avoid TCPA Liability

USA - November 28 2022 On November 21, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) issued a declaratory ruling finding that “ringless voicemails” to…

Defendant Obtains Summary Judgment Against Serial Plaintiff in Heavily Litigated TCPA and MDTCPA Action

USA - September 30 2022 In Worsham v. Discount Power, Inc., Civ. Action No. RDB-20-0008, 2022 WL 3100762 (D. Md. Aug. 4, 2022) (Bennett, J.), the United States District…

Florida Supreme Court finds Workers’ Comp Law Does Not Bar Improper Debt Collections Action

USA - June 7 2022 In Laboratory Corporation of America v. Davis, an injured employee attempted to bring an action under the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act…

Hunstein suit dismissed: Court finds no publicity = no harm

USA - May 5 2022 A New York District Court has dismissed a Hunstein lawsuit for lack of standing, finding that Plaintiff’s failure to plead an invasion of privacy was…