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Democrat Senators Seek Amendment of FCRA, FDCPA for Medical Debts
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2018

On August 16, seven Democrat senators proposed a bill (S.3351, named the “Medical Debt Relief Act of 2018”) to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act and


U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether FDCPA Applies to Non-Judicial Foreclosures
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2018

Currently, some courts allow borrowers to bring Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims for non-judicial foreclosures while other courts do not, but


Federal Inaction And State Activity: Student Loan Edition
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2018

With debts rising faster than new graduates’ starting salaries, a student debt crisis has the potential to haunt the nation much in the way the


Debt Collector’s Mistaken Inclusion of Duplicate Amount of Debt Not Confusing to Least Sophisticated Consumer
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2018

In a recent decision denying plaintiffs Aldean Isaac’s and Julissa Ortiz’s motion for summary judgment, a federal district court judge in the Eastern


Third Circuit Rejects Application of Discovery Rule to Alleged FDCPA Violations
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2018

On May 15, an en banc panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision finding the statute of limitations for an alleged violation of the


Debt Collector Escapes FDCPA Liability With Clear Validation Notice
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2018

On May 2, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted a debt collector’s motion to dismiss a putative class action brought under


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


No Bill of Sale? No Problem - District Court Orders Arbitration in FDCPA Action Even Though Original Bill of Sale Was Unavailable
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2018

A district court in the Northern District of Illinois recently granted a debt collector’s motion to compel arbitration in a Fair Debt Collection


Alleged Debt Collector Wins Summary Judgment After Plaintiff Fails to Show Account at Issue is a “Consumer Debt”
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2018

On April 13, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted summary judgment to defendants in a lawsuit brought under