In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a debt collector’s mistake about the time-barred status of a debt under state law can qualify as a bona fide error within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

In Kaiser v. Cascade Capital, LLC,

Today, from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, Ballard Spahr attorneys will hold a webinar, “Part II of the CFPB’s Final Collection Rule: What You Need to Know.”  For more information and to register, click here.

The CFPB issued Part II of its final collection rule on December 18, 2020.  Part II supplements the

Beginning in 2019, all California “debt collectors”—including creditors collecting their own debts regularly and in the ordinary course of business—will be required to provide notice to debtors when collecting on debts that are past the statute of limitations and will be prohibited from suing on such debts. The new law is based on provisions in