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2nd Cir. Holds No FDCPA Violation When Debt Settlement Offer Did Not Disclose Accruing Interest and Fees

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.

2nd Cir. Rejects Spokeo Challenge to Putative Class Action Over Alleged Delays in Recording Mortgage Satisfactions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that a borrower had Article III standing to sue in federal court for statutory damages from a mortgagee for its alleged violations of New York’s mortgage satisfaction recording statutes.

2nd Cir. Confirms No Private Right of Action for FCRA ‘Direct Dispute’

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that two plaintiff consumers failed to state a claim under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) because the plaintiffs did not allege that they reported the alleged errors to a consumer credit reporting agency or that any such agency notified them of the alleged errors; and there is no private right of action arising from a direct dispute of credit reporting with only the furnisher.

2nd Cir. Holds False Claims Act Applies to Loans Made By the FRBs

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that the federal False Claims Act (FCA) applies to persons who present false or fraudulent loan applications to Federal Reserve Banks (FRBs) because the latter are “agents of the United States” within the meaning of the FCA and the loan money is provided by the United States to advance a government program or interest within the meaning of the FCA.

2nd Cir. Holds FDCPA’s SOL Starts When Plaintiff is ‘Injured’

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a claim under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act holding that an FDCPA violation occurs, for the purposes of the FDCPA’s one year statute of limitations, when an individual is injured by the alleged unlawful conduct. In so ruling, the Second Circuit clarified that in Benzemann v. Citibank N.A., 806 F.3d 98 (2d Cir. 2015), it did not intend to expand the FDCPA’s statute of limitations by requiring individuals to be injured and receive “notice of the FDCPA violation.” A copy of the opinion in Benzemann…