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Foreclosure firms are FDCPA ‘debt collectors’ (access required)

Law firms retained to pursue fore­closure against homeowners are “debt collectors” subject to the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a fed­eral appeals court ruled in a case in­volving Virginia Beach law firm Sam­uel I. White PC. In its published 3-0 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a Rockville, Md., firm’s argument that ...