U.S. Top Court Won’t Expand Debt-Collection Abuse Law in Santander Case – The New York Times

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to widen the reach of a federal law targeting abusive debt-collection tactics such as harassment and threats, ruling it does not cover companies that buy debt, sometimes for pennies on the dollar, and then collect it.

The justices, in a 9-0 ruling, upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a proposed consumer class action lawsuit against Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc over allegations it violated a law called the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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HENSON v. SANTANDER CONSUMER USA INC. ( ) 

817 F. 3d 131, affirmed.

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