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Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

Important Opinions January – December 2018 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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Lenders enjoined from charging usurious interest (access required)

The court entered an order enjoining lenders, who deceived Virginia consumers through an illegal “pension sale” lending scheme and charged in excess of 12 percent interest in violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, from collecting usurious interest and from further ...

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Small loan company exempted from consumer law (access required)

Although a consumer lender imposed interest rates in violation of certain statutes, the commonwealth cannot sue it under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act because the lender falls within the Act’s exclusion as a small loan company. Background Allied Title Lending ...

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Venue is appropriate for Attorney General’s suit (access required)

An internet lender will face a suit brought by the Virginia Attorney General in Fairfax County alleging violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Background The commonwealth sued NC Financial Solutions of Utah LLC (“Net Credit”) for violations of the ...

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Judgment granted as sanction for discovery misconduct (access required)

Plaintiff was granted judgment on liability on a number of consumer claims as a sanction for defendant auto dealer’s misconduct during discovery, and he is entitled to more than $164,000 in damages. Background In this civil action, plaintiff brings a ...

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Management company for HOA not a “debt collector” (access required)

While a management company mailed delinquency notices for a homeowners’ association, its debt-collection activity was incidental to its obligations, and is thus exempted as a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Background Plaintiff Robert Yergovich owns and ...

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Jurisdiction lacking over collection company owner (access required)

Because the plaintiff failed to sufficiently allege contact or connection between the owner of a debt collection agency and her FDCPA claim in the Western District, the court lacked personal jurisdiction. Background Betty West alleges that Americas Processing Center, Inc. ...

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WDVA: Threatening collection calls lead to award over $15k (access required)

A plaintiff is entitled to actual and statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, and litigation costs arising from debt-collection calls she allegedly received from the defendant, who did not respond. Background Plaintiff Betty West’s lawsuit arises out of a series of interactions ...

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