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Dave Gettings is a partner who focuses on defending his clients in consumer class actions and complex commercial litigation nationwide.  He specializes in class actions and consumer litigation involving a variety of federal and state laws and regulations, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and associated FCC regulations, the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA), the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), and many similar state consumer protection statutes.

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Dave Gettings and his guest Eric Ellman of the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) for a conversation on recent industry developments in credit reporting. Dave and Eric discuss the CDIA’s mission, the idea of a government-run credit bureau, and recent trends in FCRA litigation. At the CDIA, Eric leads the state government and federal regulatory affairs programs, runs the legal department, serves as liaison to the format teams for credit data reporting, and participates in the association’s management. With the CDIA since 1998, Eric’s work has been highlighted on the front page of the USA Today Money section (June 2007), where he was called a “warrior” who is “always well prepared for battle.”
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In Fowler v. Preferred Collection & Mgmt. Servs., No. 8:21-cv-1038-WFJ-AAS (M.D. Fla. May 16, 2022), the court granted in part and denied in part the defendant’s motion for summary judgement as to claims asserted against it under Section 1681s-2(b) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In doing so, the court weighed in

In Carroll v. Medicredit, Inc., No. 2:20-cv-01728-KJD-EJY (D. Nev. Mar. 18, 2022), the court denied the parties’ cross motions for judgment on the pleadings as to claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) that arose out of collection calls placed after the parties had agreed to

On March 18, the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion (NCRAs) — announced plans to change how medical debt will be reported on credit reports. The joint measures will result in the removal of nearly 70% of medical collection debt records from credit reports.

The announcement included the following three major

On February 3, the Nevada Financial Institutions Division (NFID) issued a bulletin, stating that any licensed collection agency or manager must transition their license to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) by June 30. Licensees that do not submit a request to transition by June 30 will see their licenses expire without an option for

Join Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Dave Gettings for a special podcast series dedicated to exploring the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In this inaugural episode, Dave talks with fellow Troutman Pepper Partner David Anthony, who is nationally recognized for representing consumer financial service companies, particularly in FCRA class actions. He has served as lead counsel in more than 100 class actions, and more than 1,500 individual cases across the country. In this discussion, Dave and David share what they are seeing in this practice and pull out the crystal ball to discuss where they see FCRA litigation going in 2022 and beyond.
Continue Reading FCRA Litigation: A Look Ahead for 2022

In Eggleston v. Reward Zone USA LLC, No. 2:20-cv-01027-SVW-KS (C.D. Cal. Jan. 28, 2022), the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California rejected the argument that text messages are “artificial or prerecorded voice messages” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the TCPA).

The plaintiff, Lucine Trim, alleged that Reward Zone USA LLC

In December 2021, a federal judge granted a motion for summary judgment in Mitchell v. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, holding that defendant Specialized Loan Servicing LLC (Specialized Loan) properly reported plaintiff Eric Mitchell’s (Mitchell) loan status by using a designation indicating “no payment history available this month.” The court held that this designation complied

On January 26, a federal judge granted plaintiff Maria Garcia’s (Garcia) motion to remand on the basis that the amount in controversy was below the required threshold. The order was based on the court’s interpretation of the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Act’s (ICRAA) statutory damages scheme and its finding that the statute allows for one