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  • Class Action Proceeds Against Fein, Such & Crane, LLP
    Class Action Proceeds Against Fein, Such & Crane, LLP

    A class action was started against a law firm, Fein, Such & Crane, LLP, for allegedly charging fees not authorized by agreement or law. The fees at issue were litigation costs connected to settlements ...

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  • Account Numbers on Envelopes Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Holds Two Federal Judges
    Account Numbers on Envelopes Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Holds Two Federal Judges

    Although the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is broadly applied, visible account numbers through envelope windows do not violate the law, holds two federal judges. The twin rulings appeared ...

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  • Debt Collector Sue you in the Wrong County? Your Statute of Limitations to Retaliate.
    Debt Collector Sue you in the Wrong County? Your Statute of Limitations to Retaliate.

    Consumers generally have one year in which to sue a debt collector for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Courts are generally strict in enforcing the one-year time limitation ...

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  • LVNV Funding, LLC and Resurgent Capital Sued for Misidentifying Actual Owner of Debt and Improperly Shifting Court Costs to Consumers
    LVNV Funding, LLC and Resurgent Capital Sued for Misidentifying Actual Owner of Debt and Improperly Shifting Court Costs to Consumers

    Many original creditors write off bad debts and sell them to third party debt collectors who use aggressive, and sometimes unlawful, practices to collect those debts in violation of the Fair Debt ...

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  • Asset Acceptance Found Liable under FDCPA for Improperly Collecting Pre-judgment Interest
    Asset Acceptance Found Liable under FDCPA for Improperly Collecting Pre-judgment Interest

    A hot issue in debt-collection litigation is whether debt buyers can charge pre-judgment interest . The answer depends upon the facts of your case, but it seems difficult for debt buyers to argue that ...

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  • NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenges
    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenges

    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision [1] appears ...

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