Law Firm Beats CFPB Suit Over Debt Collection Letters

Law360 (July 25, 2018, 7:50 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge ruled Wednesday that a law firm had not misled consumers by sending demand letters from its debt collections practice that used the firm's letterhead, saying that attorneys were meaningfully involved in the debt collection process and that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had not shown the letters confused consumers.

U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent's decision backed the findings of an advisory jury, with Judge Nugent saying that although there was no standard for what constituted "meaningful involvement" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, attorneys at Weltman Weinberg & Reis Co. LPA were involved in writing...

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