Debt Buyer Loses Round Two in FDCPA Class Action Case

In what appears to be the case that won’t go away, a debt buyer is dealt another blow by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

In March of 2014 insideARM published an excellent article by Joann Needleman regarding the case McMahon v. LVNV Funding et al, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4592 (7th Cir., 2014). (The article was a reprint of post that originally appeared on the Consumer Financial Services Blog.)

That original opinion held that a letter from a non-attorney debt collector on a time barred debt was false, deceptive, and misleading because it used the word “settlement.”

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