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Eighth Circuit Opens Circuit Split On The Scope Of The Equal Credit Opportunity Act
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful for any creditor to discriminate against any applicant on the basis of marital status.
United States
23 Sep 2014
The Third Circuit Limits The "Benign Language" Exception To The FDCPA Without Endorsing It
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits a debt collector from using "any language or symbol, other than the debt collector’s address, on any envelope."
United States
12 Sep 2014
Eleventh Circuit Holds That Filing A Time-Barred Proof Of Claim In A Bankruptcy Proceeding Violates The FDCPA
The FDCPA provides that debt collectors "may not use any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any debt."
United States
1 Aug 2014
Third Circuit Holds That Consumers Are Not Required To Seek Validation Of A Debt Before Filing Suit Under The FDCPA
The FDCPA provides that if the consumer "notifies the debt collector in writing . . . that the debt is disputed, the debt collector will obtain verification of the debt".
United States
22 Jul 2014
Seventh Circuit Confirms That The FCRA Preempts State Common Law Claims
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) imposes responsibilities on those who "furnish information to consumer reporting agencies."
United States
23 Oct 2013
The CFPB Offers Guidance To Companies That Furnish Information To Consumer Reporting Agencies
On September 4, 2013 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued Bulletin 2013-09, which addresses the obligation of "furnishers" under the Fair Credit Reporting Act to investigate disputed information in a consumer’s credit report.
United States
11 Sep 2013
Third Circuit Chimes In On Controversy Surrounding Enforcement Of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses And Class Action Waivers, Holding That Certain Class Action Waivers May Be Unconscionable Under New Jersey Law
In May 2008, we wrote of the controversy surrounding the growing trend among financial services providers to include mandatory arbitration clauses and class action waivers in consumer credit card contracts.
United States
27 Sep 2009
More Bad News For Mandatory Arbitration Clauses In Credit Cardholder Agreements: The U.S. Supreme Court Limits The Ability To Enforce Arbitration Agreements In Federal Court
We wrote twice recently on the growing controversy surrounding mandatory arbitration clauses and class action waivers which are increasingly included by financial services companies in consumer credit card contracts.
United States
22 Sep 2009
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