FDCPA Lawsuits Decline, While FCRA and TCPA Filings Increase

In January 2014, 709 lawsuits were filed in U.S. district courts for alleged Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations, representing a 26 percent decline from January 2013, according to new data from WebRecon. The number of Fair Credit Reporting Act filings increased from 161 in January 2013 to 191 this year—a 19 percent jump. Telephone Consumer Protection Act filings grew from 160 last year to 208 in January 2014—a 30 percent increase. <more>