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Santander v. Henson Opinion: What does it mean?

The US Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous opinion in Henson v. Santander, the case debating whether a company who buys debt to collect it qualifies as a debt collector under the definition provided by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 413 more words

Supreme Court Releases Consumer-Unfriendly Opinion in Santander - What Does It Mean?

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court released an opinion highly anticipated by consumer lawyers as well as the debt collection industry, in the case of Henson v. 750 more words

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Buying off the Plans

The advantages, pitfalls and the Kawarau Falls case

If you live in one of New Zealand’s cities, it’s likely that you’ve noticed a multitude of brand-new apartments, terraces, and town houses popping up in your area. 784 more words

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Ohio Consumers File Class Action Against Home Depot for Alleged Deceptive Contractor Program

Two Ohio consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. over what they allege to be deceptive, unfair, and illegal conduct in Home Depot’s general contractor program. 301 more words

US Supreme Court Opinion Split Over Debt Collection Case

On May 15th, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a split opinion on Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson. Essentially, Midland Funding had asserted a claim during Johnson’s bankruptcy case that Johnson owed them ten year old credit card debt. 480 more words


Contrary to what most people think, the law doesn’t impose a return and exchange policy to merchants. The merchant is free to establish whatever policy it sees fit. 65 more words