As discussed here, on September 8, 2022, an en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision that a debt collector’s outsourcing of its letter process to a third-party mail vendor violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s prohibition on third-party disclosure. The Eleventh Circuit remanded the case to the district court with instructions to dismiss for lack of standing.

On February 22, 2023, the district court finally entered the order ending this saga. “This case is dismissed for lack of standing pursuant to the Eleventh Circuit’s judgment and mandate.”

Troutman Pepper celebrates this victory as it contributed multiple amicus briefs to the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of various industry groups, including the Third-Party Payment Processors Association, Mail Vendors Coalition, as well as individual industry stakeholders.