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  • Fighting Robocalls

    A robocall is something large companies have been using more and more to reach people by phone. It uses a computerized autodialer to deliver prerecorded, telemarketing or political messages. Businesses use it to cut down costs by using a machine ...
  • According to information recently released by ATTOM Data Solutions – a company that gathers, analyzes, and organizes real estate market information and data for businesses and homeowners to use for various reasons – almost 10% of all ...
  • Many people rely on credit scores to determine their financial health and stability. Employers occasionally use it to determine the responsibility level of the people they hire. For years, most consumers have relied on a few main credit reporting ...
  • A recent case has been reviewed and re-reviewed by a higher court by using the standards established in Brunner v. New York State Higher Educ. Servs. Corp. (Brunner v. NYSHE) . Within the case, a woman filed to become a Chapter 7 Debtor due to ...
  • Kevin DeOliveira-Longinetti was an honors student and talented athlete when he enrolled at the University of Vermont in 2009. According to CBS News, his goal was to become a doctor. But in January 2015, Kevin was found dead in his Burlington ...
  • In 2009, Jennifer Castillo applied for a modification with her mortgage servicer at the time, Bank of America, which she received the following year after a dispute over the implementation of the modification. Before the modification was executed, ...
  • Moody’s Corp. agreed to pay nearly $864 million to settle federal and state claims, acknowledging that they did not follow their own standards and inflated ratings to risky mortgage investments. $437.5 million will go to the Justice Department ...
  • The 11 th Circuit Court recently reversed in part a trial court’s ruling granting summary judgment in favor of a debt buyer, its affiliated debt collector and their parent company, holding that a jury could find that all three were in willful ...
  • Case Law: Bazemore v. Jefferson Capital

    In 2005, Christina Bazemore applied for a credit card online through First Bank of Delaware. She charged several items to the card, but was unable to pay off the balance in full. Her account was later acquired by Jefferson Capital System, LLC, whom ...
  • FL Court Reverses Decision in Foreclosure Case

    The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District, has reversed the final judgment of foreclosure in favor of the defendant Christiana Trust in the case of Robert T. Frost v. Christiana Trust et al. The appellant, Robert T. Frost, ...
  • Case Law: Garmou v. Kondaur Capital Corp.

    In the case of Garmou v. Kondaur Capital Corp. , which was heard in the United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division, the defendants’ motion for summary judgment was granted in part with respect to the plaintiff’s ...
  • According to a recently published opinion regarding the case of Alleyne Sylvester and Celeste Wenegieme v. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, District Judge J. Paul Oetken granted in part and denied in part Bayview’s motion to dismiss the case. The ...
  • Motions to Dismiss Denied in FDCPA/FCRA Case

    A recent FDCPA/FCRA case out of the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division resulted in a denial of all attempts by the defendant to dismiss the counts against them. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC is accused of failing to ...
  • insideARM Spotlight: April FDCPA Case Law Review

    Each month, insideARM provides a case law review highlighting positive, and some negative, outcomes for the accounts receivable management industry. Here are some notable cases: Bloodworth v. United Credit Service, Inc. The court affirmed that use of ...
  • Goldman Sachs to Settle Federal Probe for $5.1B

    Investment bank Goldman Sachs Group is set to settle a government probe into how it handled mortgage-backed securities to the tune of $5.1 billion dollars. The bank will pay a civil penalty of $2.39 billion, $1.8 billion in consumer relief, and ...