FDCPA and Bankrupcty

The 8th Circuit joins the 2nd Circuit in holding that filing a proof of claim on time-barred debt isn’t an FDCPA violation. See here. This is in contracts to the holding of the 11th Circuit which holds that it is.  Clearly the Supreme Court will eventually have to resolve this issue.

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Creditor does not have to intend to go to trial

The 7th Circuit confirms what makes logical sense, a creditor does not have to intend to go to trial on every case they file.  Therefore dismissing some cases prior to trial does not constitute an FDCPA violation.

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Copyrighting Klingon

One of the great legal briefs of all time.

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Florida takes a set in the right direction

No more seizing property of people who are not charged with a crime.

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Monkey see, monkey sue

A great piece of legal writing.

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An interesting editorial

This is an interesting editorial  by U of L law professor Russell Weaver.  I was a research assistant to Professor Weaver while I was a student.

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Drone v. Privacy

Charges have been dismissed against a KY man who shot down a radio controlled drone over his back yard. (Full disclosure: I went to law school with the judge in the case, Rebecca Ward.)

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