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In Nyanhongo v. Credit Collections Servs., the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that the display of “data symbols similar to a” quick response code (QR Code), without more, was insufficient to establish Article III standing.

In March 2020, Credit Collections Services mailed Tatenda Nyanhongo a collection letter. The outside of the envelope displayed the

In Hopkins v. Collecto, Inc., the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a putative class-action complaint, alleging that by itemizing interest and collection fees for a “static debt,” the letter violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by falsely implying that interest and fees could accrue and thereby increase the

In Consumer Fin. Prot. Bureau v. Nat’l Collegiate Master Student Loan Trust, the District of Delaware dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), alleging that a group of trusts that hold more than 800,000 private student loans engaged in unfair and deceptive practices. The District Court held that the CFPB’s

In Moyer v. Patenaude & Felix, A.P.C., the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action complaint, alleging that including an invitation to call the debt collector to “eliminate further collection action” was deceptive and overshadowed the validation notice requiring disputes to be in writing in violation of the

Last week, the Maryland Senate and the House of Representatives each voted unanimously to approve bills that would limit a hospital’s means of collecting past due medical debt. Senate Bill 0514 and House Bill 0565 now move onto the opposite chamber for approval. SB 05014 has already been referred to committee. The bills as originally