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Sharing Information with Trusted Vendors Does Not Confer Article III Standing for FDCPA Claim

The en banc Eleventh Circuit has issued its third and presumably final opinion in the tortured history of Hunstein v. Preferred Collection & Management Services, Inc., 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 25233 (11th Cir. Sept. 8, 2022).  The court held that the plaintiff failed to allege facts sufficient to establish Article III standing to assert a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices...

Settlement Class Defined to Include Uninjured Members Cannot Be Approved

An appeal concerning the meaning of coupon settlements under the Class Action Fairness Act instead produced an important opinion, Drazen v. Pinto, 2022 LEXIS 20766 (11th Cir. July 27, 2022), addressing the certification of classes that are defined to include members who have not been injured. Some background may be helpful in understanding the ruling. In TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, 141...

Receiver for Entity Involved in Fraud Lacked Standing to Bring Aiding and Abetting Claims against Bank

A divided Eleventh Circuit panel held in Perlman v. PNC Bank, N.A., 38 F.4th 899 (11th Cir. June 27, 2022), that a court-appointed receiver lacked standing to bring claims against the bank which, he alleged, aided and abetted the fraudulent scheme committed by the companies for which he was appointed receiver. The receiver’s action was thus properly dismissed for lack of subject matter...

Passing the Test: ADA “Tester” Plaintiff Has Standing to Sue Based on Lack of Information on Hotel’s Website

An ADA plaintiff sufficiently pleaded a concrete intangible injury, and thus had standing to sue, when she alleged that she was unable to access information on a hotel’s website about accommodations for persons with disabilities, even though she visited the hotel only as a “tester” plaintiff and had no intent to return. Laufer v. Arpan LLC, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 8270 (11th Cir. Mar. 29,...

FDCPA Standing Case To Be Reheard En Banc

The full court will rehear Hunstein v. Preferred Collection & Mgmt. Svcs., Inc., in which a panel of the court determined that a consumer had standing to challenge under the FDCPA a debt collector’s provision of information to a third-party mail service. You can read our prior post on the case here.

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