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On January 3, 2020, in Buchholz v. Meyer Njus Tanick, P.A., No. 18-2261 (6th Cir. 2020), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s decision dismissing a complaint alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act on the grounds that the plaintiff lacked Article III standing. The Court found the

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider a challenge to the constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). On Friday, January 10, 2020, the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ conference, which included an order for oral argument in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants – a case involving a

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2020. The new law firm, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, or “Troutman Pepper,” will have 1,100 attorneys in 23 offices across the country. Troutman Pepper will offer its clients greater resources and bench strength, enhanced practices and expanded geographical reach. The announcement follows

Troutman Sanders recently secured dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a consumer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging the defendants violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by improperly adding statutory interest to a charged-off credit card debt in contravention of Georgia’s prejudgment interest statute. The District Court’s

With the ever-changing case law surrounding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, staying up to date with what cases are relevant and where courts stand on certain, very important definitions, can be an almost impossible task. Further, in the 28 years since the TCPA was enacted, the legislation has been considered outdated by many companies.


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

Illinois made its first attempt at being in the vanguard of adopting new privacy laws with legislation to protect the biometric data of its residents with the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Illinois followed BIPA as the first state to pass legislation requiring an employer to disclose the use of artificial intelligence in the video-interview process

Today, in Rotkiske v. Klemm et al., case number 18-328, the Supreme Court of the United States confirmed the one-year time limit for filing a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) suit generally begins to run when the alleged violation occurs, not when it is discovered.

Citing the FDCPA’s statutory provision that claims

Carol Stanton, a legal practice assistant in Troutman Sanders’ Richmond office, has been recognized as an “Unsung Legal Hero” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Stanton, who has been in the legal field for 30 years, is recognized alongside 33 other individuals “who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty” for their organizations.

A major background check vendor has settled charges by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that matching practices – the bases by which it attributes a criminal record to a specific individual – violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). At bottom, the settlement attempts to establish a standard that name and Date of Birth