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GE Capital Bankruptcy Settlement

GE Capital Consumer Lending, Inc. and GE Capital Retail Bank (GECRB, formerly known as GE Money Bank, now known as Synchrony Bank) is paying more than $8 million to settle a class action, brought on behalf of people who discharged their debs to it via a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The complaint alleged that GECRB did  Read more

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FMA Alliance Multiple Addresses for Debt Dispute Class Action

Congress passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because of “abundant evidence of the use of abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices by many debt collectors.” Among other things, it seeks to make third-party debt collectors provide consumer debtors with information that is clear and unambiguous. This class action brings suit against FMA  Read more

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IC System Unclear Settlement Offer in Collection Letter FDCPA Class Action

Congress passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because of the “abundant evidence of the use of abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices by many debt collectors.” The complaint for this class action alleges that I.C. System, Inc. (ICS) violates that law in sending letters to consumer debtors which did not make clear  Read more

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American Coradius Did Not Provide Creditor Name FDCPA Class Action

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCP) sets forth rules for third-party debt collectors who are attempting to collect consumer debts. It seeks to prevent abusive collection practices. Among its requirements are that debt collectors must provide certain information to consumer debtors at their first contact or shortly thereafter. The complaint for this class action  Read more

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Midland Credit Letter Unclear as to Settlement Options FDCPA Class Action

As a third-party debt collector, Midland Credit Management, Inc. (MCM) must comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), a federal law. One thing the law requires is clarity in communications with consumers, so that ordinary people can fully understand their options and make the best choices possible in their circumstances. The complaint for  Read more

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Gregory Funding Mortgages in CARES Act Forbearance Periods Class Action

During the Covid-19 pandemic, when so many people lost their incomes, or a significant part of them, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide a number of different kinds of relief. Among the different provisions, one section allows homeowners who are subject to economic hardship to ask for  Read more

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Keystone Credit Sharing of Debt Information Pennsylvania FDCPA Class Action

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) limits the people with whom a debt collector may communicate about a consumer debt. This class action brings suit against Keystone Credit Services, LLC, claiming that it uses third-party mail vendors to send out debt collection letters, and that the communication of debt information that must appear in  Read more

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Roundpoint Mortgage Unlawful Fees and Harassment West Virginia Class Action

What fees is a mortgage servicer allowed to charge in West Virginia? The complaint for this class action claims that Roundpoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation charges customers unlawful fees, such as for property inspections, late charges, “ORCC” fees, and other miscellaneous fees. Not only are they forbidden under West Virginia law; the complaint claims that even  Read more

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Afni Discloses Debt Information to Third Parties FDCPA Class Action

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), debt collectors are not permitted to communicate with anyone other than the debtor (except in a few specific cases) in connection with the collection of the debt. The complaint for this class action alleges that Afni, Inc. uses third-party mail vendors to send debt collection letters, thereby  Read more

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21st Mortgage Addition of Excessive Attorneys’ Fees Class Action

This class action alleges that 21st Mortgage Corporation uses its power over homeowners to add excessive attorneys’ fees to mortgage accounts, in violation of West Virginia law. These fees are also excessive, the complaint claims, in light of the attorneys’ fees permitted by the mortgage contract.  Read more

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