9th Circ. OKs Debt Notices Implying Disputes Must Be Written

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled that a debt notice sent by California debt-collection law firm Prober & Raphael did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it implied that the debtor should dispute it in writing but did not expressly require this.

The Ninth Circuit ruling affirmed the Northern District of California's summary judgment decision dismissing debtor Joann Riggs' FDCPA violation claim against attorney Dean Prober, who had been hired by Fireside Bank to collect money Riggs owed on an auto loan....
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