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FDCPA ‘Bona Fide Error’ Defense Not Barred (access required)

Defendant financial services company can assert a bona fide error defense to plaintiff homeowners’ suit alleging defendants’ collection activity for plaintiffs’ homeowners’ association dues violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices, without conceding any violation of the FDCPA; the Alexandria U.S. ...

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Lawyer’s ‘Inadvertence’ Is Excusable Neglect (access required)

Although defendant lender submitted an Answer to plaintiff homeowners’ fraud complaint four months after the deadline, due to counsel’s inadvertence, the Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ motion for entry of default and grants defendants leave to file the late ...

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Officer’s Facebook Speech Win Stands (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of the court’s earlier decision holding that one plaintiff police officer’s Facebook comments, about rapid promotion of officers with limited street experience affecting “officer safety and questions of liability,” addressed safety issues of ...

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