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Papers on Clipboard Saying "Debt Collection"

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is meant to protect consumer debtors from false, misleading, and abusive practices in the attempts of third-party debt collectors to collect consumer debts. But how far does it go, when debt collectors communicate with other parties? The complaint alleges that Kohn Law Firm, SC engaged in abusive and deceptive practices and asserts, “Any person who receives a debt collection letter containing a violation of the FDCPA is a victim of abusive practices.

Carton of Prairie Farms Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream

This class action brings suit against Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. for certain of its vanilla ice cream products. The complaint says the products “purport[] to contain flavor only from their natural characterizing flavor vanilla[,] under their Prairie Farms Small Batch brand…”

Guy in Hoodie Bent Over Keyboard

The complaint for this class action alleges that Solara Medical Supplies, LLC did not take adequate care of customer information and suffered a data breach, exposing customers’ personally identifying information (PII), and then did not even reveal the breach until four months had passed. 

Gavel on Stand

The Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCPA) requires that communications from debt collectors to consumer debtors be clear and not misleading or confusing. In this class action, the complaint alleges that LVNV Funding, LLC, Resurgent Capital Services, LP, and Resurgence Legal Group, PC (RLG) have filed paperwork for a court case that includes contradictory information and that these documents constitute “communications” under the FDCPA.

Figure Carrying Letters D-E-B-T on Its Back

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) requires that debt collectors provide consumers with certain information in their first communication or within a short time thereafter. However, the complaint for this class action brings suit against IC System, Inc. (ICS) for a debt collection letter that is not the first communication but which may confuse consumers with a vague reference to consumer rights that are not listed in the letter. The complaint brings suit under the FDCPA and Wisconsin state law.

Old-Fashioned Telephone in Circle with Strikethrough

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) tries to make sure that third-party debt collectors give consumers all the information they need to make judgments about their alleged debts and their payment. The complaint for this class action alleges that Online Information Services, Inc. (OIS) provided confusing information, in violation of the FDCPA, and failed to provide a telephone number as required by Wisconsin state law.

Interior of INA Design Consignment Store

The legal definition of blindness is having a visual acuity with correctio of less than or equal to 20 x 200. Some legally blind people have limited vision; others have none. Nowadays, legally blind people can use screen-reading software to use the Internet. But the complaint for this class action alleges that INA Designs, Inc. has a website that does not allow the use of such software. The complaint brings suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as under New York state and city laws.

Cell Phone in Circle with Strikethrough

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is designed to protect not only individuals but also businesses which are consumers and which may be plagued by telemarketing calls. The plaintiff in this class action is a business, and the complaint alleges that it received unlawful telemarketing calls from Affinity Home Enterprises, Inc., which does business as Arrow Pacific Insurance Services.

Ball and Chain Marked "DEBT"

The complaint for this class action finds two problems with a debt collection letter sent to consumers by Firstsource Advantage, LLC: a requirement for consumers to call Firstsource in order to accept a settlement offer, and an unclear deadline. The complaint brings suit under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

ABB Logo

This class action tells an old story—the alleged failure of an employer to pay workers for overtime hours. The employer in question is ABB Motors and Mechanical, Inc. and the complaint brings suit under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act (AMWA).