Screw up, write a check

An Eight Circuit court opinion shows the dangers of mass practice of collection cases.  I suspect that the Plaintiff would not have succeeded in their appeal had the Defendant (the Plaintiff in the collection action) hadn’t served discovery in a case that had already been dismissed.  Opinion here.

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Least sophisticated consumer and amount of the debt

A recent Second Circuit decision has a nice discussion of the least sophisticated consumer standard and the requirement that the demand state the amount of the debt.  Opinion here.

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More Eric Conn trouble

Kentucky Social Security attorney and wanted criminal Eric Conn now has more trouble.

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Debt buyer as a debt collector

The Western District of Kentucky addresses the issue of whether passive debt buyers can be debt collectors under the FDCPA and thus liable for the actions that the attorneys they hire take in collecting the debt.  Interesting note here, the Plaintiff is an attorney who specializes in consumer defense.

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Kentucky lawyer on the run

Story here.  I use to see his billboards all over Eastern Kentucky.

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Crazy Canada

This story seems a bit crazy.  I’d like to know the substance of what she posted.  I can’t imagine in the US that a professional licensing group could get away with such censorship.

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The Third Circuit gets one right

Letters mailed to a debtor at an address other than the debtor’s actual address are not communications with a third party.

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