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Mortgages – Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – Civil Practice – Federal Jurisdiction – State Foreclosure Action (access required)

Wilson v. Suntrust Bank Even though plaintiff’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claim may arise out of the same events that were the subject of a foreclosure action in state court, a similar action in state court does not deprive this court of jurisdiction.

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Mortgages – Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – Civil Practice – Federal Jurisdiction – State Foreclosure Action (access required)

Wilson v. Suntrust Bank Even though plaintiff’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claim may arise out of the same events that were the subject of a foreclosure action in state court, a similar action in state court does not deprive this court of jurisdiction.

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Debtor wins rare verdict in federal collections abuse case (access required)

A federal jury has returned a verdict in favor of a debtor whose suit against Absolute Collection Service resulted in what attorneys say was the first-ever Fair Debt Collections and Practices Act jury trial and verdict in North Carolina. Plaintiff Diane Russell's victory in the case may change the way attorneys for debtors and collection agencies handle such claims in the future, said Sanford attorney Angela Martin (pictured), who represented Russell.

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