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  • FDCPA Encourages Private Attorneys to Pursue Class Actions
    FDCPA Encourages Private Attorneys to Pursue Class Actions

    In our previous blog, we discussed the recently decided Evon case, which held that collection letters sent to consumers' workplaces amounted to "per se" (automatic) violations of § 1692c(b), the ...

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  • Debt Collection Letters Sent to Consumers' Employers Violate FDCPA, holds U.S. Court of Appeals; Class Action is Reinstated Against Collection Law Firm.
    Debt Collection Letters Sent to Consumers' Employers Violate FDCPA, holds U.S. Court of Appeals; Class Action is Reinstated Against Collection Law Firm.

    The 9 th Circuit of Appeals [1] ruled that sending a collection letter to a consumer at her workplace, addressed "personal and confidential," "in care of" her employer was an automatic violation of ...

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  • Debt Collector Placing False Information on your Credit Report? Punitive Damages May be Available under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
    Debt Collector Placing False Information on your Credit Report? Punitive Damages May be Available under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    We know that a debt collector's communication of false information to the credit bureaus is a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act § 1692e(8). But your monetary recovery is limited ...

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  • The Langel Firm preparing to launch TCPA case against Capital One
    The Langel Firm preparing to launch TCPA case against Capital One

    At issue are 53 pre-recorded, vague, unsolicited voicemails left on our client's cell phone from July 2010 to March 2011 by Capital One. The Langel Firm will allege that Capital One violated the ...

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  • Failing to record assignment of judgment not violation of FDCPA, holds Federal Court
    Failing to record assignment of judgment not violation of FDCPA, holds Federal Court

    In a recent case, Musah v Houslanger & Associates, PLLC , [1] the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that an assignment of a judgment to a debt buyer was valid even ...

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  • Debt Collector Tactics When Collecting Old Debt
    Debt Collector Tactics When Collecting Old Debt

    What do debt collectors consider when making the decision whether to pursue consumers for old debt? An article in Collections and Credit Risk, "New Ideas for Tracking Old (and New) Debts," addresses ...

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