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Co-interim lead counsel appointed in toxic baby food suits

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

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

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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Collecting debts makes one a ‘debt collector’ in Maryland

Where a mortgage company argued that it was not a “debt collector” under the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act because it only accepted monthly payments and did not actively enforce the payment obligations of defaulting borrowers, its argument was rejected ...

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Informational injury won’t back Fair Debt standing

Where the plaintiff alleged only an “informational injury” stemming from an  alleged misrepresentation in a letter from a debt-collection company, he lacked standing to assert his claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA. Background This is a ...

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