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7th Circuit reverses district court, holds settlement with debt collector moots claims against law firm
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2018

On August 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit vacated a district court’s decision, holding that a consumer who settled with a debt


7th Cir. Rejects FDCPA Claim That ‘May’ Meant ‘Will’
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently concluded that collection letters sent to consumers offering to settle their debt but


CFPB News: A Settlement, a Loss and More Leadership Fights
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2018

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau) settled with a Minnesota-based bank for $30 million over the marketing and sale of its


7th Circuit says inspection company that left door hangers is not a debt collector
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2018

On August 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a company (defendant) that performed inspections for


3rd Cir. Holds Debt Buyer Whose Principal Purpose is Collection of Any Debt is a ‘Debt Collector’ Regardless of Whether It Owns Debts It Collects
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2018

With a tip of the cap to Popeye the Sailor Man, the Third Circuit has decided that a purchaser of defaulted debt is a “debt collector” under the


CFPB denies debt collector’s petition to set aside CID
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2018

On July 23, the CFPB denied a petition by a debt collector to modify or set aside a civil investigative demand (CID) issued by the Bureau in September


3rd Circuit says business meets “principle purpose” definition of collector under the FDCPA
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2018

On August 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit held that a company using the mail and wires to collect “any debts” meets the “principle


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


6th Circuit cites Spokeo, but holds plaintiffs alleged sufficient harm from deficient debt collection letters
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2018

On July 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit held that consumers had standing to sue a debt collector whose letters allegedly failed to