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I was just looking for other cases involving collection attorneys’ misconduct at the National Consumer Law Center at and I’m SHOCKED to see that in some states you can’t even sue for FDCPA claims arising from litigation because of the “litigation privilege.”

I think that in plain English this means that lawyers can lie, deceive, misrepresent, collect amounts not owed, sue for time barred debts, violate court rules, etc. with IMPUNITY — against mostly unrepresented and poor consumers!

It’s unbelievable what goes on in this country.

The FDCPA needs to be amended to require that collection attorneys comply with ALL provisions of the FDCPA during litigation and that any state litigation privilege is preempted.

Just like so many federal laws preempt state consumer protection laws.