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3rd Cir. Finds Aspects of Collection Letter Susceptible to Multiple Interpretations
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2018

A debt collector sent a letter to a consumer stating: “We can’t change the past, but we can help with your future.” The letter contained three payment


“Significant Abuses of the Statutory Scheme:” District Court Criticizes Practice of Regular Extensions of the FCA Seal Period
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • November 7 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently refused to extend the period during which a False Claims Act (FCA) action


Court grants class certification to consumers alleging law firm collection letters violated FDCPA
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2018

On October 31, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted class certification for a group of debtors in three states


Plaintiffs Must Do More Than Claim A Breach of Fiduciary Duty to State An ERISA Claim
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2018

A recent case from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reaffirms the basic principle that a threshold element of any ERISA claim is pleading the


District Court Filters Out Preempted “Spring Water” False Advertising Claim
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2018

Earlier this year, we covered a decision from the District of Connecticut finding state law false advertising claims against the bottled water company


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


How Long Under Seal is Too Long?
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2018

On October 16, a Philadelphia federal district court rejected the Government’s eleventh request for an extension of the seal so that it could


District Court Invalidates Relators’ Pre-Filing Releases on Public Policy Grounds
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2018

We have previously discussed (here and here) the enforceability of a relator’s pre-filing release of FCA claimsan issue on which the FCA is silent


Deterring Gaming of the Generic Drug Approval Process by the Use of Citizen Petitions
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • October 15 2018

The FDA has recently thrown its hat into the debate between brand and generic drug manufacturers about the proper way to compete. Generics often


Police Officer’s Disclosure of Adderall Prescription Insufficient to Support Disability Discrimination Claim
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • October 12 2018

A police officer who disclosed his Adderall prescription to his supervisor was unable to state a claim for discrimination based on an actual or