The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed judgment in a debt collector’s favor against claims that its efforts to collect attorney’s fees incurred to collect a debt — including the fees incurred in collecting the attorney’s fees — violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
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Christopher P. Hahn practices in Maurice Wutscher’s Commercial Litigation, Consumer Credit Litigation and Insurance Recovery and Advisory groups. Prior to joining Maurice Wutscher LLP, he served under the General Counsel at the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. He also obtained extensive experience litigating property insurance claims through all phases of discovery, motion practice and other pre-trial activities. Christopher obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, followed by his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He is also a graduate of the University of Miami’s Masters of Business Administration program, completing his degree with an emphasis on finance and mergers and acquisitions. For more information, see https://mauricewutscher.com/attorneys/christopher-p-hahn/
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently reversed the dismissal of a plaintiff’s complaint alleging supposed violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act for placing a job recruitment “robocall” to the plaintiff’s cell phone.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit vacated the bankruptcy court's order confirming a farm debtor's chapter 12 plan, concluding that the bankruptcy court erred by failing to hold an evidentiary hearing to determine the value of a bank's collateral where the collateral was disputed. The Panel also concluded that the bank needed to file a proof of claim.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed judgments entered in separate cases consolidated on appeal in favor of several credit reporting agencies rejecting consumers’ claims of violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed entry of summary judgment in favor of a mortgage servicer against a borrower’s claims that it violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
The Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, recently affirmed a foreclosure judgment rendered in favor of a mortgagee over claims by the homeowners that the action was barred by the doctrine of res judicata as a result of a prior foreclosure action wherein summary judgment was entered in the homeowners’ favor.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that a collection notice that provided settlement payment options but did not state that the balance may increase due to interest and fees, did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s prohibition against false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any debt.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed summary judgment in a mortgagee’s favor against borrower claims that it failed to comply with pre-foreclosure notice and filing requirements of the New York Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed dismissal of a consumer’s claims that a retail food store violated the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003’s “truncation requirement” by printing more digits of the consumer’s credit card than permissible by statute.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a homeowner-borrower’s action for wrongful foreclosure, violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA), and negligent misrepresentation against his mortgagee.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of debt collectors over claims of purported violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a class action complaint alleging that a collection letter’s itemization of a debt as including “$0.00” in interest and fees — when the debt could not accrue interest or fees — violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.