Debt Buyers and Collectors

Finding that the defendant debt collector was entitled to rely on the information provided by its client about the name of the debtor, a district court judge in Washington state granted summary judgment in favor of Puget Sound Collections, Inc. (PSC) in a Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) case. Angela Campbell v. Puget Sound

In Whitfield v. Contract Callers, Inc., Civil Action No. RDB-21-1540 (D. Md. Dec. 20, 2021), the District of Maryland dismissed claims asserted under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), holding that confusion concerning the identity of the original creditor allegedly caused by a poorly-worded collection letter did not result in the type

In Reddick v. Capouano, Beckman, Russell & Burnett LLC, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed defendant law firm Capouano, Beckman, Russell & Burnett LLC’s (Firm) motion for summary judgment involving an alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In its holding, the Eleventh Circuit found no violation

Last month, industry saw the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issue a number of compliance aids in anticipation of two CFPB Debt Collection Final Rules becoming effective on November 30. On October 1, the CFPB issued the Debt Collection Rule FAQs, which contained questions and answers pertaining to limited-content messages and telephone call

In Knight v. AR Res., Inc., a Third Circuit district court granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a plaintiff’s first amended complaint in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) case. In its holding, the court emphasized that where there are multiple interpretations of language in a collection letter, neither of which are inaccurate

In Bordeaux v. LTD Financial Services, L.P., No. 2:16-0243 (KSH) (CLW) (D.N.J Sept. 28, 2021), plaintiff Roberta Bordeaux, on behalf of herself and a class of similarly situated persons, asserted that defendant debt collector LTD Financial Services LP (LTD) violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by sending collection letters, referencing potential

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 Cheatham v. Adams, a U.S. district judge in Arkansas recently granted the defendant McKendra Adams’s (Adams) motion to dismiss for lack of standing involving an alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In its holding, the court determined that even though defendant Adams failed to send a timely validation notice,

In Bordeaux v. LTD Fin. Servs., L.P., a Third Circuit district court granted summary judgment to the defendants in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) case. In its holding, the court emphasized Third Circuit precedent that the inclusion of 1099C language in collection letters indicating that reporting to the IRS may be required

In Tolliver v. Nat’l Credit Sys., Inc., No. 20-cv-728-jdp (W.D. Wis. Sep. 22, 2021), the Western District of Wisconsin found that the plaintiff lacked standing to assert his claims for violation of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), in which he alleged that a debt collector had failed to inform the consumer