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FDCPA Class Certified in a Seemingly Individualized Dispute over Repayment Options Calculation
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by Troutman Sanders

by Maryia Y. Jones and David N. Anthony In Alexander v. Coast Professional, Inc. , No. 12-cv-1461, (E.D. Pa. Sept. 5, 2014), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania certified a class of Pennsylvania residents with... Read More

CFPB Fines Payday Lender Over Claims of Robo-Signing
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 by Dykema

by Zachary Q. Hoard As previously mentioned in this blog , the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced that it would begin fielding complaints about payday lenders. On November 20, 2013, the CFPB announced its first enforcement... Read More

CFPB and FTC File Amicus Brief Urging Application of FDCPA Beyond Initial Debt Collection Notice
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 by Troutman Sanders

by Massie P. Cooper, Tim J. St. George and David N. Anthony On August 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission jointly filed an amicus brief in Hernandez v. Williams, Zinman & Parham, P.C. The case concerns... Read More

FDCPA Is Violated When Consumer’s Account Number Is Visible through Window of Debt Collector’s Envelope, Third Circuit Holds
Posted on 5 Sep 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

In a precedential opinion rendered last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that the disclosure of a consumer’s account number through the transparent window of a debt collector’s envelope violates Section 1692f(8) of... Read More