FDCPA Covers Fraud On The Court, Regulators Tell 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 5:41 PM EST) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission recently urged the Second Circuit to reject a law firm and other class action defendants' argument that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act doesn't cover fraudulent communications with courts and others not affiliated with the debtor.

In a Nov. 15 amicus brief in support of a certified class of New York City residents, the regulators argued the FDCPA doesn't contain a sweeping exclusion for deceptive conduct directed to third parties that aren't associated with the debtors that...
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