New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas announced on September 29 that his office has filed three lawsuits against debt collection companies. In his statement, Balderas explained that these lawsuits are part of a larger “crackdown” aimed at educating consumers and eliminating abusive debt collection practices within the state.

The lawsuits, filed against LVNV Funding,

The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) lawsuit finding Georgia’s six-month statute of limitations renewal statute did not apply to the FDCPA.

In Edwards v. Solomon & Solomon, Edwards filed a Complaint against Solomon and Solomon (“Solomon”), a third-party collection agency in

On September 17, a State of Washington federal judge granted Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser’s request in State of Washington v. Trump for a nationwide injunction, requiring the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to stop and reverse operational changes that slowed down mail delivery on the grounds that these changes could potentially interfere with the

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Pepper attorney, John Lynch, will be presenting during the virtual MBA LIVE – Regulatory Compliance Conference 2020. John will be speaking on the FCRA Litigation Forum on November 9, 2020 from 2:00 – 2:25pm ET.

This conference addresses up-to-the-minute regulatory changes and developments that impact how mortgage companies

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In response, Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools that businesses

Multiple consumer advocacy groups are demanding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) rescind its April 1, 2020, credit reporting guidance regarding the investigation of error disputes vowed at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

In April, the CFPB said it would not hold companies to strict deadlines for investigating disputes that consumers have about information

In 2011 and 2013, Peri Domante’s personal information was stolen and fraudulently used to open two accounts with Dish Networks, LLC (“Dish”), a provider of television services. After being alerted to the fraud, Domante sued Dish for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  The parties settled the lawsuit.  As part of the agreement,

On September 15, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced that money transmitters operating in 40 or more states will be able to take advantage of a new, comprehensive exam designed to satisfy all state money transmitter examination requirements in 2021. Per the CSBS, this “one company, one exam” program, known formally as “MSB

On September 21, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced the settlement of its administrative proceeding against Lobel Financial Corporation (“Lobel”) – a California automobile lender that the CFPB claimed had engaged in unfair practices with respect to its Loss Damage Waiver (“LDW”) product. The action against Lobel alleged multiple violations of the Consumer

On Tuesday, September 15, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a settlement with Dunkin’ Brands Inc. regarding a lawsuit in New York state court titled The People of The State of New York et al. v. Dunkin’ Brands Inc., case number 451787/2019. The case was filed in September 2019 by the New York