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Supreme Court Narrows FDCPA’s Definition of Debt Collector
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

Debt buyers generally are considered “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). However, on June 12, 2017, the Supreme


Maine Amends Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to Enact Debt Collection Requirements for Debt Buyers
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2017

On June 16, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed into law amendments (H.P. 836) to the state’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Maine FDCPA) to


Supreme Court: FDCPA Doesn’t Cover Owned Debt
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

A bank or other person may collect debts that it purchased for its own account without triggering the statutory requirements of the Fair Debt


Changes to dealing with debt claims - Be ready!
  • Boodle Hatfield
  • United Kingdom
  • June 20 2017

From 1 October 2017, the new Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims (“the protocol”) comes into force. The protocol sets out the steps that certain


Resolving the FDCPA Circuit Split: Purchasers, Participles, and Policy
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

On June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that purchasers of debts originated by another are not “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt


Supreme Court Holds That Purchaser of Defaulted Debt Is Not “Debt Collector” Under FDCPA
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

In a significant decision for banks and the lending industry as a whole, the United States Supreme Court recently clarified that purchasing and


Debt Collector Defined: Supreme Court Exempts Debt Purchasers
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

On behalf of a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered his first opinion on June 12 to determine whether debt purchasers fall within


Someone Calling You About Your IRS Tax Debt May Be Real Now!
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

Starting in April of this year, private debt collectors have begun collecting on certain tax debts that the IRS had not previously been able to


What to Expect in a Narrowed CFPB Debt Collection Rulemaking
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

The scope of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed rule on debt collection will be narrower than initially planned and focus on


Big Victory For Debt Buying Industry: Supreme Court Holds That Debt Buyers Are Not “Debt Collectors” Under The FDCPA
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., 582 U.S. ___ (2017), that a company may collect on debts that it