Photo of Kimberly Delk Eason

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued joint letters, restating the federal housing protections afforded to military servicemembers during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some protections have been in place for decades, others reflect pandemic-era relief from landlords and mortgage companies alike.

One of the letters addresses the handling of

One of the first lines of defense when defending allegations of a statutory violation is the statute of limitations. As a complete bar to a plaintiff’s claims, the statute of limitations is one of the most powerful tools in a defense litigator’s pocket. Recently, the Fourth Circuit joined the Sixth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits in

Consumers may be struggling to come to grips with a “new normal” during the ongoing coronavirus (“COVID-19”) epidemic, but fraudsters are pressing forward with a variety of online scams and fraudulent conduct, swindling millions of dollars from American consumers just in a matter of weeks.

The Federal Trade Commission reports a recent spike in complaints

In the world of pick-up basketball, no one likes to play with the guy who cries foul every time he is lightly bumped going for a layup. It appears that the courts are starting to follow the same logic when it comes to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims.

In Davis v. Mandarich Law Group

In Horia v. Nationwide Credit & Collection, Inc., the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court’s decision dismissing the plaintiff’s second FDCPA lawsuit.

Consumer plaintiff Henry Horia received separate correspondence from Nationwide Credit regarding two debts owed to two different creditors, both of which had been assigned to Nationwide Credit in

After two and a half years of litigation in the Southern District of New York, the Court entered judgment against Credit One Bank, N.A. on November 22 for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The case presented a variety of contentious TCPA issues, including: (1) whether calling a phone number previously belonging to a

On September 19, the Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act of 2019 was introduced by Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and French Hill (R-Ark.) in the House and Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) in the Senate. This is the third iteration of the proposed bill, which was previously introduced in November 2015 and March