FTC and CFPB File Amicus Brief in Carmen Franklin v. Parking Revenue Recovery Services, Inc.

Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission, together with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed an Amicus Brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the case of Carmen Franklin and Jenifer Chism, Plaintiffs, v. Parking Revenue Recovery Services, Inc. and Bryon Bellerud II, PC.

The purpose of the Brief was to address the question posed by the Court to the FTC: “Is an unpaid parking-lot fee (here consisting of a $1.50 daily parking fee and a nonpayment penalty of $45) a “debt” within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)?”

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