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FCC Releases TCPA-Related Fact Sheet
The head of the FCC on Wednesday circulated a fact sheet on a proposal aimed at clarifying robocall regulations, among other issues. While the sheet is light on details, at least one consumer group praised the action.  more »
An Atlanta collection agency will shut down after its owner settled alleged violations of the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act. The deal requires him to stay out of the industry for five years or pay a $445,000 penalty. more »
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a Florida collection agency for allegedly trying to collect unverified and non-existent debts. more »
A federal appeals court decision Friday allows a lawsuit involving interest rates in debt collection cases to move forward as a class action. more »
Federal courts in New York and Georgia halted three debt collection operations that allegedly violated federal law by tricking and threatening consumers via emails, text messages and phone calls. more »
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a debt collection operation accused of threatening, harassing and misleading consumers. more »
The Education Department has "no authority based on the plain language of the statute" to regulate banks' relationship with universities, said Nessa Feddis of the American Bankers Association.
WASHINGTON — The Education Department's plan to tighten restrictions on deals between banks and universities sparked a fierce debate Friday over whether such rules are long overdue or a significant overreach. more »
The FTC has settled a case against an operation that allegedly used deception and threats to convince people to pay debts they did not owe. more »
Former Wells Fargo & Co. customer Shahriar Jabbari filed a lawsuit against the bank Wednesday accusing it of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. more »
Two law firms and their lead attorney on Wednesday lost a default judgment in New York County Supreme Court after allegedly participating in a fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme. more »
Two mobile phone companies reached a $158 million settlement with federal and state regulators to resolve allegations that they added third-party service charges to consumers’ telephone bills that were not authorized by consumers. more »
The Colorado attorney general's office has sued a retailer for violations of lending and consumer protection laws. The action comes six months after the company agreed to a multimillion-dollar CFPB fine for alleged faulty collection tactics. more »
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the use of official letterhead from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office is a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. more »

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