8th Circ. Frees Discover Attys From FDCPA Suit

Law360, New York (March 16, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court's decision freeing Discover Financial Service’s attorneys from a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuit and other allegations that they made false statements to a judge.

The three-judge appeals court panel upheld the lower court’s ruling in a case brought by a woman who was sued by Discover for a credit card balance she said belonged to her ex-husband, but gave different reasons from those of the lower court that first heard the case.

The appeals court's opinion...
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