The prospect of attorneys’ fees is often a major factor in strategy and, in particular, settlement.  Defendants sometimes pay more up front just to avoid “running up” plaintiff’s counsel’s fees.  On the flip side, some plaintiff’s counsel may continue to work a low-value case rather than settling, knowing that they may be awarded all of

Two weeks ago, we attended the ACA International Annual Convention in Nashville.  One of the more interesting discussions focused on compliance lessons creditors and debt collectors can take away from recent court decisions.

Some of them were easy. For example, in Armata v. Target Corp., 2018 WL 3097094 (Mass. Sup. Ct. June 25, 2018),

In  Dominguez v. Yahoo!, Inc., the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision, requiring calling platforms have present—not potential—capacity to store or produce and call telephone numbers using a random or sequential number generator to constitute an “autodialer” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). After buying a used smartphone, Dominguez received texts from Yahoo