Debt Buyers & Collectors

A recent Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case in Michigan illustrates the importance of attention to detail when operating in a heavily regulated business space such as debt collection. The case is Loewe v. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A., from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. You can

On January 27, Judge Pamela K. Chen of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied a defendant debt collector’s motion to dismiss. Plaintiff Olga Madorskaya filed a lawsuit, individually and on behalf of a class, against Frontline Asset Strategies, LLC, claiming that a debt collection notice misrepresented the amount

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently decided a motion to dismiss in Wexler v. Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, denying Reliant’s motion as to plaintiff Marshall Wexler’s claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and dismissing Wexler’s claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A copy of

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

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada has sided with the Federal Trade Commission in a case against a set of “mortgage relief assistance” companies. The Court issued a sweeping permanent injunction that prohibits the scammers from marketing or providing any debt relief services whatsoever.

The suit stemmed from the actions of

In Lampert v. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, plaintiff Debbie H. Lampert filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois against a debt collection agency, alleging that defendant Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it failed to cease collection

On January 21, a bipartisan coalition of 22 state attorneys general, along with the Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection, sent a letter to Comptroller Joseph M. Otting of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, objecting to a proposed rule that may extend the right of national banking and savings associations preemption of state

Wire fraud cases, arising from what the Federal Bureau of Investigation calls “business email compromise,” are on the rise. In 2018, the FBI reported that business email compromise and other internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation resulted in $2.7 billion of financial loss. See FBI – IC3 Annual Report Released. Surprisingly, even sophisticated parties and

Last year, Sen. Mike Azinger (R-W.Va.) introduced Senate Bill 495 to the West Virginia Legislature, where it was referred to the Judiciary Committee. The bill proposed amendments to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, W. Va. Code § 46A-5-101, which was intended to “bring the Act in conformity with the federal Fair Debt

Words matter, especially in debt collection communications. As a collector recently learned the hard way, debt collectors should attempt to use words precisely in order to comply with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

In Hackler v. Tolteca Enterprises, Inc., plaintiff Sadie Hackler rented a home in Texas. After she moved out, her landlord charged