Has The 11th Circ. Become Consumer-Friendly?

By Austin Whitten (November 8, 2018, 1:15 PM EST) -- The answer to the question posed by the headline is probably still a resounding "no" in most areas of the law. However, recent case law suggests that the Eleventh Circuit is arguably the most favorable venue for plaintiffs with consumer protection lawsuits that are based on statutory violations where no "actual" damages are alleged.

As most folks in the class-action arena are aware by now, complaints filed for alleged statutory violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, and Video Privacy Protection Act, among others, are now...

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