6th Circ.'s FDCPA Ruling Puts Squeeze On Foreclosure Attys

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 6:02 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit's recent ruling that mortgage foreclosure actions are debt collections under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act could give consumers and even the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a new weapon to attack law firms and mortgage servicers for missteps in pursuing and processing foreclosure actions, attorneys say.

The appeals court's Jan. 14 conclusion in Glazer v. Chase Home Finance LLC et al. repudiates rulings by several lower courts that foreclosure actions and the activities surrounding them weren't debt collection subject to FDCPA scrutiny and goes...
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