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Duguid v. Facebook, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Cyberspace Law, Communications Law, Debt Collection
Struck down as unconstitutional a 2015 amendment to the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act that created a debt-collection exception. The issue...
06/13/2019 17-15320

Smith v. Simm Associates, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection
Held that debtors may not proceed with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that a debt collector sent them collection letters that improperly...
06/06/2019 18-3350

Casillas v. Madison Avenue Associates, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection
Held that a plaintiff lacked legal standing to sue a debt collector over missing information in a debt collection letter, which failed to mention that...
06/04/2019 17‐3162

Taggart v. Lorenzen

United States Supreme Court
Sanctions, Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection
Clarified the circumstances in which a court may hold a creditor in civil contempt for attempting to collect a debt that a bankruptcy discharge order...
06/03/2019 18–489

Berger v. Varum

California Court of Appeal
Debt Collection
Revived a judgment creditor's claim seeking consequential and punitive damages against a debtor. Before eventually paying the judgment, the debtor had...
05/31/2019 A150629

Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson

United States Supreme Court
Class Actions, Civil Procedure, Debt Collection
On a question of civil procedure, held that a third-party counterclaim defendant -- that is, a party brought into a lawsuit through a counterclaim...
05/28/2019 17–1471

Timlick v. National Enterprise Systems, Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Class Actions, Debt Collection
Held that a debt collector could cure its failure to use a minimum type-size in consumer collection letters. However, this did not justify the...
05/23/2019 A154235

Paz v. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Debt Collection
Upheld a significantly reduced fee award in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case where the plaintiff had rejected meaningful settlement offers...
05/15/2019 17-3259

Benzemann v Houslander & Assoc. PLLC

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Debt Collection
Plaintiff filed a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claim against defendants. The trial court granted summary judgment against plaintiff on the...
05/13/2019 18‐1162‐cv

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Seila Law LLC

United States Ninth Circuit
Debt Collection, Banking Law, Consumer Protection Law
Held that the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's structure is constitutionally permissible. A law firm raised the argument in contending that...
05/06/2019 17-56324