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Court certifies class in FDCPA action against student loan debt collector
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2018

On December 3, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted class certification to a group of borrowers alleging that a debt


NexGen Student Loan Servicing: What You Need to Know
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

The next generation of federal student loan servicing is scheduled to debut in 2019. The Department of Education’s new platform, called Next


Minnesota Department of Commerce Assesses $50,000 Penalty Against Collector for Poor Compliance Practices
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2018

The Minnesota Department of Commerce recently entered into a consent order with collection agency Range Credit Bureau, Inc. regarding its compliance


Change to Massachusetts Attorney General’s Website Raises Uncertainty Regarding Body Responsible for Regulating Third-Party Debt Collectors
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2018

Earlier this week, InsideArm identified a subtle change to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s website that may reflect an unannounced change in the


States of Complaint - CFPB Releases Complaint Snapshot: 50 State Report
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2018

In October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its Complaint Snapshot, which supplements the Consumer Response Annual Report and


District Court Holds Collection Letter’s Validation Notice Ambiguous in Light of Third Circuit Precedent that All Disputes be Made in Writing
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2018

On October 31, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an opinion in Guzman v. HOVG, LLC, No. 18-3013, (E.D. Pa. Oct. 31, 2018), denying a debt


First Party Creditors Should Carefully Consider the Upcoming Debt Collection Rules
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2018

On October 17, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP), formerly known as the CFPB, announced that it plans to issue a Notice of


FTC and NY AG Sue Debt Collection Companies and Their Operator for Using False and Deceptive Tactics
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2018

On October 23, the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General sued multiple New York debt collection companies for using false and


Federal Court Shuts Door on Motion to Dismiss in FDCPA Case Based on Counterclaims in Previous Collections Lawsuit
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2018

The Court in Patterson v. Peterson Enterprises, Inc., No. 2:18-cv-161-RMP (E.D. Wash. Oct. 23, 2018) recently denied a motion to dismiss seeking


FTC, New York Attorney General sue New York debt collection operation
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2018

On November 1, the FTC announced a joint action with the New York Attorney General against a New York-based debt collection company for allegedly