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Comprehensive New FDCPA Regulation F Takes Effect November 30

The first comprehensive debt collection regulations interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act take effect November 30, 2021. This article summarizes new CFPB Regulation F, with links to free NCLC, CFPB, and other resources providing additional detail. Regulation F provides new consumer rights but also is likely to lead to new consumer abuses.

Defending Nursing Home Collection Lawsuits

Nursing homes too often sue without justification not only residents, but family members or caregivers for amounts that can exceed $100,000. This article introduces defenses that residents and especially third parties can raise to these collection lawsuits. Affirmative claims that can be brought against the collection attorney and nursing home are examined, and additional resources are provided.

Now Available: Repossessions, Tenth Edition

Repossessions (10th ed. 2022) is now available in digital format on the NCLC Digital Library. Repossessions is the definitive treatise on consumer rights concerning motor vehicle, manufactured home, and household goods repossessions and deficiency claims—including defenses, substantial statutory damages and affirmative recoveries, and class actions. Learn more and read Chapter One for free here.

Twelve Reasons to Bring Reverse Redlining Claims Against Predatory Lenders

This article provides 12 reasons for bringing reverse redlining claims against predatory lenders, under the Equal Credit Opportunity, Fair Housing, and/or Civil Rights Acts. Reverse redlining targets predatory practices at communities of color or other protected groups, whether or not better terms are offered elsewhere. Recent cases bringing reverse redlining claims are included.

Emergency Access to Surviving Debt, Other NCLC Resources

Recovery from recent natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic creates unusual financial stress on American families. In response, for a limited time, NCLC opens a number of our publication resources free to the public, including Surviving Debt (our one-stop resource for dealing with all types of debt) and a new chapter on homeowner rights because of COVID-19 and natural disasters. Click here for more information and links to the free digital resources.

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