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Punit Marwaha is an attorney in the consumer financial services litigation practice, representing clients in business disputes, consumer law and commercial litigation in both federal and state courts.

On January 4, the District Court of New Jersey dismissed a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) complaint against an unlicensed debt collector for lack of standing. In Valentine v. Unifund CCR, LLC, et al., the court held that merely receiving a letter from an unlicensed debt collector is insufficient to establish a concrete injury

A recent decision out of the Northern District of Illinois should help banks defend against increasingly common claims involving fraudulent wire transfers. In Trivedi v. Bank of America, et al., the district court granted the defendant banks’ motions to dismiss, holding that the plaintiff’s common law claims were preempted by the Illinois Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), the consumer fraud claims failed to meet R. 9(b)’s heightened pleading standard, and claims under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act failed to state a claim.

A recent decision out of the Northern District of Georgia highlights how statutory language is still important when resolving matters under the FDCPA. In this case of Joe v. Capital Link Management LLC, the court held that the plaintiff could not state claims under Section 1692c and Section1692e as the plaintiff, the mother of

In Tinsley v. Fairway Collections, LLC, the Western District of Washington recently issued an opinion finding that dismissal of a consumer’s FDCPA claim was not warranted because she alleged not owing the underlying debt at the time a collection lawsuit was filed against her. The court also found that a consumer does not need

2020 was a transformative year for the consumer financial services world. As we navigate an unprecedented volume of industry regulation, Troutman Pepper is uniquely positioned to help its clients find successful resolutions and stay ahead of the compliance curve.

In this report, we share developments in 2020 on consumer class actions, background screening, bankruptcy,

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, deciding to take up the issue of Plaintiff’s standing sua sponte, recently remanded the case of Adams v. Skagit Bonded Collectors, LLC d/b/a SB&C Ltd. back to the District Court with instructions to dismiss the case without prejudice for lack of jurisdiction. This case involved an FDCPA complaint

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion affirming the dismissal of a lawsuit because a debt collector’s failure to use the FDCPA’s precise language in its validation notice is not a violation of the FDCPA.

In Chaperon v. Sontag & Hyman, P.C., Chaperon alleged violations of 15 U.S.C. § 1692g and

In a recent decision out of the Middle District of Tennessee, a medical provider’s third-party billing servicer did not qualify as a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA”) because the debt was not in default when it was placed with the extended billing office. The issue on summary judgment was simple: