Hate speech?

All this talk of “hate speech” and an exception to the First Amendment is baloney.  See here.

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You really have to screw up…

to lose qualified immunity.  However, a NASA employee did it.  

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Foreclosure inspectors

They aren’t debt collectors under the FDCPA as stated by the WD of KY.

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“In default”

The Western District of Kentucky discusses in Fausz the “in default” provision of the FDCPA.

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Vicarious liability

In general, creditors that aren’t debt collectors under the FDCPA can’t be held vicariously liable for the actions of those they hire to collect their debts, at least in the 6th and 7th Circuits.

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Want to be attorneys

Here is a case dismissing an FDCPA claim, as well as some other claims.  The interesting part is the court’s notes about the Plaintiff and the numerous possibly related suits.  You see this a lot in collection cases, someone with a little legal knowledge holds themselves out to help people file or defend suits.  This never ends well.  I doubt it will here.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court weighs in on Stratton

The Stratton decision out of the Sixth Circuit held that the KY interest statue should be read such that assignees of charged off debt weren’t entitled to recover any pre-judgment interest, even the statutory rate.  Further, seeking such recovery may be an FDCPA violation.

The Kentucky Supreme Court has now weighed in and confirmed the Sixth Circuit reading of the statute is correct.  See Harrell

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