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United States Third Circuit

Goldenstein v. Repossessors Inc., 14-3554

In a debt collection action, arising after plaintiff defaulted on an online loan and defendants repossessed his car, the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants is affirmed in part and reversed in part where: 1) defendants had a present right to possession of plaintiff’s car and their repossession did not violate the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act; but 2) the district court erred in determining as a matter of law that the forfeiture of collateral cannot amount to the collection of an unlawful debt under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and in failing to address the merits of plaintiff’s state law claims.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/03/10




  • United States Third Circuit


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