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Will Hunstein Require a Reset?

Last month, the entire ARM industry was caught by surprise when the Eleventh Circuit held that a debt collector’s transmittal of information to a third-party letter vendor violated Section 1692c(b) of the FDCPA.

Head of the CFPB Believes Regulator Is Unconstitutionally Structured

The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now believes that the financial regulator she leads is unconstitutionally structured, CNBC.com reported. CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger notified senior lawmakers yesterday that the bureau had determined that the...

Creditors See NC Appeals Court Ruling as Possible Game-Changer

As too many plaintiffs know, getting a judgment is often only the beginning of the process. It can sometimes take longer and require far more effort to collect on the judgment than it does to get a judge to enter it. Often, after exhausting the usual methods of...

NCBA Member Prevails in Meaningful Attorney Involvement Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 26, 2018 National Creditors Bar Association is the only national bar association that is dedicated to serving attorneys engaged in the practice of creditors rights law. NCBA fosters and advances professional practices and ethical conduct....

Tougher Payday Loan Rules to Remain in Place, for Now

Tougher rules governing the payday lending industry, finalized during the last weeks of an Obama-era appointee who led the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will remain in place for now after Congress allowed a deadline to overrule them pass without action, the...

Sixth Circuit Holds Consumer Has No Standing to Bring FDCPA Claim

The Sixth Circuit recently made clear its position that “Congress cannot override the baseline requirement[s] of Article III of the U.S. Constitution by labeling the violation of any requirements of a statute a cognizable injury.”  In Hagy v. Demers & Adams, 2018...

CFPB to Work With FTC on Policing Debt Collectors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will team up with the Federal Trade Commission to police debt collectors as it shifts to a gentler form of enforcement under the Trump administration, the Wall Street Journalreported. CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney...

Debt Collection Letter’s Inclusion of Court Costs Was Not Deceptive

Any opinion that starts out by stating “[t]his case is about $82.00” is not likely to go well for one party and in this instance, that was the case for Nestor Saroza.  A New Jersey district court recently held that a debt collection letter was not false or deceptive...

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