Posts from January 2023.

On January 11, 2023, the Third Circuit held that attempting to collect on a default judgment did not constitute using "'false, deceptive, or misleading' representations in connection with collecting the judgment" if the default judgment was later vacated. Lowe v. FBCS, Inc., No. 21-3307, 2023 WL 154970, at *1 (3rd Cir. Jan. 11, 2023).

Barbara Lowe (Lowe) filed a lawsuit claiming FBCS, Inc. (FBCS) and LVNV Funding, LLC (LVNV) (collectively, Defendants) violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by calling her to collect on a default judgment later vacated and declared ...

In Mitchell v. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, 2022 WL 17883609 (9th Cir. Dec. 23, 2022), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of FCRA and related state law claims based on a mortgage servicer’s alleged failure to report the account as current in the payment history profile on the consumer’s credit report.

Plaintiff filed a putative class action asserting FCRA and state law claims based on the mortgage servicer’s allegedly inaccurate credit reporting. In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) amended the FCRA and ...

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