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In Woods v. LVNV Funding, LLC, --- F. 4th --- (2022), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of FDCPA and FCRA claims based upon the defendants’ collection and reporting of a fraudulently opened account.

The plaintiff, Kevin Woods, alleged someone opened an American Airlines credit card account in his name and purchased a one-way flight. American closed the account and sold it to LVNV Funding, LLC, which placed it with Resurgent Capital Services, L.P. for collection. When Woods received collection letters, he disputed the debt and told Resurgent the account ...

The Florida Supreme Court's opinion in Pino v. Bank of New York, 38 Fla. L. Weekly S78a (Fla. Feb. 7, 2013) is an important opinion concerning voluntary dismissal of actions where fraud on the Court has been alleged by the Defendant. In Pino, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the Fourth District Court of Appeal, and held that a trial court lacks jurisdiction to reinstate a dismissed action to award sanctions for fraud on the Court, except when the fraud, if proven, resulted in plaintiff securing affirmative relief to the detriment of the defendant, and upon obtaining that relief, the ...

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