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Court Decision Muddies Debt Collector Communications

Carlton Fields litigator Aaron S. Weiss was quoted in an American Banker article about a recent Eleventh Circuit decision ruling that debt collectors may not use third-party vendors to notify consumers of debt under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

“The information is electronically transmitted to the letter vendor, that’s what they do, that’s their stock-in-trade,” Weiss told the publication. “And it was taken for granted that this isn’t an issue. Now this decision is going to change how things are done.”

READ: American Banker, “Court decision muddies debt collector communications” (subscription only)

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