Federal Court Limits Vicarious Liability for TCPA Claims

Earlier this week United Student Aid Funds prevailed on a summary judgment motion in a suit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, providing a measure of hope for creditors that are sued for dialer calls placed by independent third-party debt collectors   In Henderson v. United Student Aid Funds, No.: 13cv1845, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28165…

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Collecting for a Creditor vs. Collecting for a Debt Collector?

Section 1692g of the FDCPA requires that “within five days after the initial communication with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt, a debt collector shall . . . send the consumer a written notice” of the consumer’s validation rights.  But how many such notices are required? Must each successive debt collector…

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