Tag Archives: Judge M. Hannah Lauck

FCRA claim over alleged trivial error dismissed (access required)

Where the debt collector’s alleged $75 error in its attempt to collect overdue homeowners association fees was not material, the court dismissed the claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA. Background Lorranda Arnett brings her complaint against ...

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Coverage dispute remains in federal court (access required)

Where the Virginia plaintiff sued the Illinois insurer for failure to pay insurance benefits, and sought over $142,000 in damages, the suit was properly removed to federal court under diversity jurisdiction and would remain there despite the plaintiff’s post-removal reduction ...

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Fair Credit Reporting Act claims headed to arbitration (access required)

Where the lending institution demonstrated the plaintiff’s Fair Credit Reporting Act claims were covered by an arbitration agreement signed by the plaintiff, and the plaintiff provided no competent contrary evidence, the court ordered the parties to arbitration and dismissed the ...

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Hacked! (access required)


The scene is becoming more common. A deal is done, the papers signed and the money is sent. Then comes the terrifying call: The person expecting the money never got it. With increasing frequency, the explanation is that a thief ...

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