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FTC Issues Letter To CFPB On 2016 Debt Collection Efforts
On February 13, the Federal Trade Commission sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray summarizing its 2016 debt collection activities for inclusion...
United States
3 Mar 2017
FTC And Florida Attorney General Settle With Lead Generator Over Technical Support Scam
On July 13, the FTC filed a proposed settlement agreement in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida between a group of lead generators and the FTC and the Office of the Florida Attorney General.
United States
21 Jul 2016
ALJ Delivers Blow To FTC's Authority To Bring Data Breach Actions Under Unfairness Prong
On November 13, 2015, an administrative law judge dismissed the Federal Trade Commission's action against LabMD...
United States
26 Nov 2015
The CFPB Cracks Down On Another Auto Lender For UDAAP
Respondents altered the caller ID to make it appear as if some calls originated from a family member or friend of the borrower.
United States
13 Oct 2015
Third Circuit Upholds FTC's Authority To Prosecute Companies For Data Breaches
On August 24, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to bring cases against companies that experience a data breach.
United States
27 Aug 2015
Court Holds LinkedIn Reference Searches Are Not "Consumer Reports" Under The Fair Credit Reporting Act
In Sweet v. LinkedIn Corporation, a number of job applicants sued the social networking service for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act based on LinkedIn’s "Reference Search" function.
United States
24 Apr 2015
FTC Shows Texas-Based Debt Collector ‘The Horns’ By Filing Suit Alleging Illegal Collection Tactics
On January 20, 2015, the Department of Justice, on the Federal Trade Commission’s behalf, filed a complaint against Commercial Recovery Systems, Inc., a Texas-based debt collector.
United States
5 Feb 2015
FTC Creates Graphic Novel To Educate Spanish-Speaking Consumers On Debt Collection
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing initiative to promote consumer education and protection in the Latino community through its fotonovelas series, it recently announced the creation of a new Spanish-language graphic novel.
United States
2 Feb 2015
Fourth Circuit Holds Filing An Assignment Of Judgment Qualifies As Action Taken In Connection With Collection Of A Debt
In Powell v. Palisades Acquisition XVI, LLC, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the filing of an assignment of judgment in a debt collection action qualifies as debt collection activity that triggers the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA").
United States
5 Jan 2015
CFPB Requires Major Credit Reporting Agencies To Inform On Furnishers
"Access to this required reporting information on a regular basis will help us prioritize our work, and it will help us protect consumers even more effectively in this field," said CFPB Director Richard Cordray.
United States
30 Dec 2014
CFPB Set To Hold Public Hearing On Medical Debt Collection In OKC
According to the CFPB, the hearing will feature remarks from CFPB Director Richard Cordray, as well as testimony from consumer groups, industry representatives, and members of the public.
United States
10 Dec 2014
FTC Issues New Bulletin Regarding Employment Background Screening Regulations
Troutman Sanders LLP frequently represents employment background screening companies and employers on compliance issues and in litigation on matters related to the FCRA.
United States
9 Dec 2014
State AGs Urge CFPB To Take Immediate Action To Crack Down On Consumer Arbitration Clauses
A group of 16 state attorneys general wrote a letter encouraging the CFPB to crack down on pre-dispute mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer financial agreements.
United States
8 Dec 2014
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