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7th Cir. Holds Plaintiff’s Oral Testimony of Payment Demand in Violation of FDCPA Insufficient to Defeat Defendant’s Documentary Evidence

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that a plaintiff’s oral testimony that a $100 payment was demanded of her in violation of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was insufficient to withstand summary judgment where the debt collector defendant…

Missouri Supreme Court Denies Arbitration Where Chosen Arbitrator No Longer Available

The Supreme Court of Missouri recently affirmed the denial of a lender’s motion to compel arbitration of a consumer’s putative class claims because the arbitration provision at issue designated the use of a specific arbitrator which was no longer available to handle creditor claims. A…

7th Cir. Holds Plaintiff’s Settlement of Parallel Claim Against Another Defendant Mooted FDCPA Claim

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently reversed a judgment against a debt collector, finding that the plaintiff’s settlement with the creditor for the same indivisible injury mooted the plaintiff’s federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claims for statutory damages, attorneys’…

7th Cir. Holds Debt Collector Did Not Violate FDCPA by Complying With State Procedural Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that service of a motion for default judgment directly upon a plaintiff consumer known to be represented by counsel did not violate the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, where the plaintiff’s attorney had yet…

7th Cir. Holds Field Servicing Company That Installed Door Hangers Not FDCPA ‘Debt Collector’

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that a mortgage field servicing company’s actions were too attenuated from its mortgage servicer client’s own debt collection efforts to be considered a debt collector under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Accordingly,…

California Imposes SOL Notice Requirement on Debt Collectors; Bans Legal Action on ‘Time-Barred’ Debt

On Aug. 22, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 1526, relating to the collection of debt that is beyond the statute of limitations for bringing legal action. Since 2014, debt buyers collecting from California residents have been required by Cal Civ Code § 1788.52(d)(2) to…

3rd Cir. Holds Debt Buyer Whose Principal Purpose is Collection of Any Debt is a ‘Debt Collector’ Regardless of Whether It Owns Debts It Collects

With a tip of the cap to Popeye the Sailor Man, the Third Circuit has decided that a purchaser of defaulted debt is a “debt collector” under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A copy of the opinion in Tepper v. Amos Fin., LLC is available…

Arizona Supreme Court Holds Cause of Action on Credit Card Debt Accrues When Payment is Missed in Absence of Acceleration

In a case of first impression, the Arizona Supreme Court recently addressed the question of when the statute of limitations commences on credit card debt that is subject to an optional acceleration clause. A copy of the opinion in Mertola, LLC v. Santos is available at:  Link to…