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CFPB Targets NY Debt Collection Firm Over Mass Suit Filings

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A New York debt collection law firm used high-volume litigation tactics such as automation to collect over 99,000 debts without proper attorney oversight, according to a complaint filed in New York federal court by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday.

The CFPB said that Forster & Garbus LLP’s collection suits were signed off on by lawyers even though those attorneys had not prepared or filed the suits themselves, in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Act.

The firm collected “substantial sums” of money from people who may not have even been in debt...

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Consumer Credit

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May 17, 2019

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