In August 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to Libre by Nexus, Inc. and Nexus Services, Inc. (collectively, Nexus) seeking documents and information to investigate whether the companies were engaging in any unfair or deceptive business practices prohibited by the Consumer Financial

In Kinnick v. Med-1 Solutions, LLC, the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana found that sending a collection letter to a bankruptcy debtor provided that debtor with standing to file a claim based on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against the creditor outside of the bankruptcy case. For a creditor,

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

A California district court issued a ruling in a debt collection-related Telephone Consumer Protection Act case that clarifies whether a debtor with multiple accounts revokes consent for all of those accounts when speaking to a creditor or collector about just one of the accounts.

The case, Henry Mendoza v. Allied Interstate LLC, et al.,

On October 7, California Governor Gavin Newsome signed SB 616 into law. This new law, which goes into effect on September 1, 2020, includes changes to California law regarding garnishments. SB 616 amends California Code of Civil Procedure (CCCP) § 699.520, revising requirements for a writ of execution. The content of a notice of

In recent years, insureds have filed an increasing number of lawsuits against healthcare payors challenging their decision to deny coverage for “wilderness therapy”— a form of residential mental and behavioral health treatment involving therapy provided in a non-traditional outdoor or natural settling. Over the past decade, it has become an increasingly popular treatment option for

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires a debt collector to inform consumers of the “name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed” within five days after its initial communication with a consumer regarding a debt. 15 U.S.C. § 1692g(a). And § 1692e(10) prohibits the use of any “false representation or deceptive means

A recent report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Private Education Loan Ombudsman recommends actions against scammers who seek to take advantage of and abuse student loan borrowers by offering no-value and sometimes harmful services.

On October 15, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Private Education Loan Ombudsman issued its 2019 Annual Report, which actually

In Frank v. Cannabis & Glass, LLC, No. 2:19-cv-00250-SAB (E.D. Wash. Oct. 1, 2019), the federal court for the Eastern District of Washington held that a minor role in a causal chain was not sufficient to “make” a call for purposes of liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

This case arose after Roberta

In a non-precedential ruling, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a district court decision to grant summary judgment in favor of a defendant that was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The plaintiffs – a condominium owner and his children – lapsed on payments owed to a condominium agency,