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Calif. App. Court (2nd Dist) Holds Res Judicata Did Not Bar TILA Action Based on Prior Contract Action

The Court of Appeal of California, Second District, recently held the dismissal of a borrower’s breach of contract claim in a prior lawsuit did not bar a claim in a subsequent lawsuit for violation of the federal Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1601,…

9th Cir. Holds Servicer May Have Violated UDAP by Soliciting Trial Mod Payments After Determining Borrower Ineligible

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently reversed an award of summary judgment in favor of a mortgage loan servicer, holding that the evidence could support a verdict that the servicer engaged in an unfair business practice by accepting trial modification plan…

Statutory Interest Cannot Accrue on Charged-off Credit Cards, Says Kentucky Supreme Court

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently ruled that a debt buying company may not charge or collect statutory interest under section 360.010 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes on an account it acquired after it was charged off by the original creditor. Carol Harrell’s credit card account…

2nd Cir. Attempts to Clarify Spokeo as to Alleged Violations of Statutorily Required Procedures

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently rejected an interpretation of Spokeo that would preclude all violations of statutorily mandated procedures from qualifying as concrete injuries supporting standing. In so ruling, the Court held that some violations of statutorily mandated procedures might…

4th Cir. Holds Foreclosure is FDCPA ‘Debt Collection,’ Mere Servicer Need Not Provide TILA Notice of Assignment of Loan

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently confirmed that a law firm and its employees, who pursued foreclosure on behalf of creditors, were acting as “debt collectors” under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when they pursued foreclosure proceedings against…

2nd Cir. Holds ‘Habit and Routine Practice’ Evidence Proper in TILA, Common Law Fraud Action

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s denial of a borrower’s post-verdict motions following the trial of federal Truth in Lending Act and common law fraud allegations. In so ruling, the Second Circuit held that: (1) the trial…

11th Cir. Refuses to Hold Assignee Liable Under TILA for Failing to Provide Payoff Statement

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) allegations that sought to hold the assignee of a mortgage loan liable for the mortgage loan servicer’s supposed failure to comply with the borrower’s written…