Divided 9th Circuit Panel: Debt Collector's Actions Not A Bona Fide Error

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal district court judge erred in granting summary judgment on behalf of a debt collector in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) lawsuit, a divided Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Nov. 4, because the debt collector's alleged FDCPA violations were not covered under the bona fide error rule (Arthur Engelen v. RBB Erin Capital Management LLC, et al., No. 12-55039, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22359).

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