“You Hurt My Feelings!” An Examination of Emotional Distress Damages under the FDCPA

In December 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued six opinions addressing Article III standing issues related to violations alleged under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). These opinions revisit the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins and clarify that a plaintiff in an FDCPA case is required to provide proof of a concrete injury in fact to establish Article III standing.

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Emotional distress damages as Article III standing

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