Posts tagged Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.

In an order issued today, Judge Dalton of the Middle District of Florida held that in a non-bankruptcy context, allegations that collection of a mortgage debt is barred by the statute of limitations do not form a "plausible basis" for claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, or the Declaratory Judgment Act.

In Garrison v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc., Case No. 6:16-cv-978-Orl-37DCI (Order, Jan. 10, 2017), the plaintiff brought counts under five consumer protection laws, including the FDCPA and FCCPA, as well as for a ...

Posted in: FCCPA, FDCPA, Foreclosure

In Russell v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, No. 14-61977-CIV, 2015 WL 5029346, at 5 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 26, 2015), United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom issued litigious borrowers their latest setback in a large scale litigation campaign being conducted by a South Florida consumer law firm. The case is one of many filed by Loan Lawyers, LCC, on behalf of their clients alleging violations of regulations promulgated pursuant to Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) known as Regulation X (Reg X). Many of the cases have the same facts: Loan Lawyers sends a letter requesting a ...

Posted in: FCCPA, Florida, RESPA
A recent opinion issued by the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pasco County, Florida, sitting in its appellate capacity, provides further insight regarding what constitutes a violation of section 559.72(18) of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act ("FCCPA"). There, appellant James A. Hurtubise sought review of a summary judgment entered against him and in favor of PNC Bank, N.A. on his claim that PNC had violated the FCCPA by communicating with him in an attempt to collect a debt despite knowing that he was represented by counsel. PNC had instituted a foreclosure action ...
Posted in: FCCPA, Florida, TILA
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