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Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

Fraud claim that lacked specificity dismissed (access required)

Where a pro se plaintiff sued five defendants for “illegal non-judicial foreclosure,” “bankruptcy fraud on a mortgage,” “mortgage fraud” and “escrow fraud,” but her complaint contained zero facts or supporting evidence, and she failed to plead the fraud claims with ...

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Personal injury attorneys dodge privacy claims (access required)

Where personal injury attorneys who solicited clients based on information collected by law enforcement after motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina were sued for allegedly violating the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act or DPPA, the attorneys prevailed. While the lawyers obtained ...

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Attorneys’ fees, costs awarded in collection suit (access required)

Where the court previously held the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, by attempting to collect a disputed debt from a couple despite notice from their attorney, the couple were awarded attorneys’ fees and costs. But ...

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Co-interim lead counsel appointed in toxic baby food suits (access required)

Where two attorneys have significant experience litigating class actions involving food mislabeling and consumer fraud and a third attorney is a member of the Virginia Bar familiar with the court’s practices and has offices close to the court, the three ...

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CFPB can sue immigration bond middleman (access required)

Where the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, alleged companies who act as an intermediary between immigration detainees and sureties and their bond agents made misrepresentations, the court had subject matter jurisdiction. Although there are limitations in the scope of ...

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Jury to decide reasonableness of credit investigation (access required)

Where the parties disputed the steps Discover Products Inc. undertook to investigate the plaintiff’s complaints about his credit reports, cross-motions for summary judgment on a Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, claim were denied. Moreover, the reasonableness of a furnisher’s ...

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