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The Bona Fide Error Defense to the Rescue

By on February 18, 2013

On January 23, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland upheld a law firm’s bona fide error defense on summary judgment.  In Yu v. Kevin B. Wilson Law Offices, et al, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14863, a plaintiff filed suit against a law firm (the “Law Firm”) for violations of the […]

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Do Transactional Fees Paid to Third Parties Violate the FDCPA?

By on January 7, 2013

In Shami v. National Enterprise Systems, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 182349 (Dec. 27, 2012),  the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted a debt’s collector’s motion for summary judgment of a putative class action.  In granting the motion for summary judgment, the Court found that the following facts were not […]

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Recent Developments Affecting the Debt Collection Industry

By on September 25, 2012

On September 19, 2012, Bert Musick and Mark Colombell, along with David Anthony from Troutman Sanders, were honored to speak before the Second Annual Meeting of the Virginia Creditors Bar Association regarding recent developments affecting the debt collection industry under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer […]

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