Tag Archives: Unfair Trade Practices

Deception Alleged by Florida Attorney General

Is your institution providing clear and conspicuous notice of fees? Are you consistently reviewing company marketing materials to ensure that all claims are accurate and supported with adequate substantiation? The Florida Attorney General announced that Florida has entered into settlement agreements with five prepaid debit card companies following an investigation into allegations that consumers supposedly were deceived about … Continue reading this entry

Second Circuit: Lawsuit During FDCPA Validation Period Overshadows Notice

A recent case out of Connecticut waves a yellow flag at debt collectors who file lawsuits within 30 days of sending a consumer a validation notice under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA”). On January 13, 2010, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that a law firm and two of its lawyers violated … Continue reading this entry

Alaska Supreme Court Rejects Debt Collector's Argument That Constitutional Right To Petition The Government Is Infringed By Alaska's Consumer Protection Statute

In a recent decision, the Alaska Supreme Court found that requiring a debt collector and attorneys to comply with Alaska’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act (UPTA) does not infringe on their Constitutional right to petition the government as set out in the Noerr-Pennington doctrine. (Pepper v. Routh Crabtree, APC, et al., No. 6437 … Continue reading this entry