Foreclosures Are Debt Collections Under FDCPA: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 7:44 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit on Monday said mortgage foreclosure actions are debt collections under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, reversing the dismissal of a property owner's claims against an Ohio law firm that attempted to foreclose his property on behalf of a JPMorgan Chase & Co. unit.

An Ohio federal judge ruled that plaintiff Lawrence Glazer's claims against Reimer Arnovitz Chernek & Jeffrey Co. LPA failed because the firm's activities in bringing a mortgage foreclosure action were not debt collection, echoing other district courts' views that...
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