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4th Circuit rules for borrowers in Md. mortgage ‘convenience fee’ case

A servicer of mortgage payments violated Maryland and federal law by charging borrowers a monthly $5 “convenience fee” for payments made online or by telephone rather than by check when this charge was not mentioned in their mortgage documents, a ...

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Lawsuit claims Maryland firm violated debt collection law

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

A Mechanicsville man filed a potential class action lawsuit against a St. Mary’s County law firm Tuesday claiming the firm violated federal debt collection laws in communications to consumers. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, alleges Dugan, McKissick & ...

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‘Debt collectors’ include law firms pursuing foreclosure, 4th Circuit holds

Law firms retained to pursue foreclosure against homeowners are “debt collectors” subject to the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a federal appeals court ruled in a case involving a Baltimore property.

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Bethesda law firm faces class-action suit over debt collection practices

A Bethesda debt-collection law firm is facing a federal class-action lawsuit alleging it collected void and unenforceable judgments on behalf of unlicensed collection agencies in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Protas, Spivok & Collins LLC knew that its ...

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