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Mortgage Foreclosure Is Debt Collection
Under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Jan. 22, 2013, 5:00 AM

Mortgage foreclosure is “debt collection” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held Jan. 14, reinstating claims against a law firm accused of making false statements in a foreclosure action (Glazer v. Chase Home Finance LLC, 6th Cir., No. 10-3416).

The decision marks the first time the Sixth Circuit has ruled on the question, and brings that court into accord with at least two other circuits to have tackled the issue. The opinion by Judge Richard A. Griffin also noted, however, that other courts hold “that the enforcement of ...