FDCPA: Second Circuit Certifies Questions to NY Court of Appeals

Kuhne v. Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, No. 08-1669

In an action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claiming that defendants illegally attempted to collect a debt because they were not licensed to do so in New York, the Court of Appeals certifies the following questions to the New York Court of Appeals: 1) whether defendant was a “debt collection agency” under the pre-amendment version of New York City Administrative Code section 20-489(a); and 2) if so, whether defendant violated New York Gen. Bus. Law section 349.

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