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Case of First Impression: A One-Off or the Beginning of the End for Ringless Voicemail Technology?
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2018

In a case of first impression, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan held that direct-to-voicemail messages qualify as


Man Bites Dog: Consumer Attorneys Required to Pay Defendant
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2018

On May 31, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $150,000 sanctions award against three consumer attorneys and their law firms for bad faith


Ninth Circuit Rejects Flat-Rating Claims in FDCPA Class Action
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2018

In Echlin v. PeaceHealth, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a debt collection agency meaningfully participated in collection


Eighth Circuit Applies Materiality Requirement to FDCPA Claims for False and Misleading Representations
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2018

In a short, straightforward opinion, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals joined its sister circuits that have applied a materiality standard to


Seventh Circuit Rejects Use of Safe Harbor Language With Variable Amount of Debt
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

In a recent ruling, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs stated a viable claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by


Supreme Court Will Not Review the Seventh Circuit’s Controversial Decision that Compliance with Controlling Law May Result in FDCPA Liability
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2018

We previously reported on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Oliva v. Blatt, Hasenmiller, Leibsker & Moore, LLC, 864 F.3d 492 (7th Cir


New York Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss “Current Balance” Claims Under FDCPA
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2018

On February 16, a judge in the Eastern District of New York denied a defendant collection law firm’s motion to dismiss, finding that its collection


Federal Court Finds that Listing “Creditor” Under Commonly-Used Moniker Complies With FDCPA
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

In addition to the hotly litigated mandatory disclosure of the “amount of the debt,” the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act also requires a seemingly


CFPB Withdraws its Consumer Disclosures Survey Signaling that Debt Collection Rulemaking Is No Longer at the Top of the CFPB’s Priorities
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2017

Until last week, the CFPB was accepting comments on its proposal to conduct a survey on debt collection disclosures. This survey was closely linked


Federal Court Rejects Dish Network’s Motions to Set Aside or Reduce $61M Damages Award in TCPA Class Action
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

In the past several years, Dish Network, LLC has found itself a target of several class actions for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection