Michael Mallow

Michael Mallow

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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CFPB Will Apply FDCPA Rules to Businesses That Collect Their Own Debts

Congress enacted the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in 1977 to protect consumers from unfair debt collection practices by third parties that were hired to collect debts on behalf of others. ...more

7/25/2013 - CFPB Debt Debt Collection Debtors FDCPA Harassment UDAAP

California Enacts Fair Debt Buying Practices Act, Imposing New Documentation Requirements in Actions to Collect on Debts

Following unanimous votes in the State Assembly and Senate, California Governor Jerry Brown approved the enactment of the state’s Fair Debt Buying Practices Act (S.B. 233). The Act, which will apply to debt sold or resold on...more

7/23/2013 - Consumer Fraud Debt Debt Collection Fair Debt Buying Practices Act Jerry Brown Required Documentation

FTC Releases Annual List of Top Consumer Complaints: Identity Theft, Debt Collection, Banks and Lenders, and Credit Cards Make Top...

The Federal Trade Commission has released its annual report listing the top consumer complaint categories for 2012. Identity theft once again topped the list, representing 18 percent of consumer complaints. The overall number...more

3/11/2013 - Credit Cards Debt Collection Fraud FTC Identity Theft

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