NYC Debt Collection Law Can't Regulate Atty Conduct

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday held that the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs does not have the authority to regulate attorneys' conduct in a ruling that partially struck down a local law that expanded debt collection regulations to attorneys.

U.S. District Judge Eric N. Vitaliano issued a 75-page opinion partially granting and denying summary judgment to both sides of the lawsuit, which was brought by Eric Berman PC, Lacy Katzen LLP and DBA Asset Holdings Corp. alleging that the city's Local Law 15 violates...
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