Category Archives: Blog/Litigation Stats

WebRecon Stats for Mar 2018: Strike That, Reverse It

Quick analysis: Sooo…. do you remember in January when we told you that the 4925 CFPB complaints filed that month blew past the previous record of 4648 CFPB complaints filed in March 2017? Well, it has happened again with 5225 complaints filed in March 2018, eclipsing January’s record of 4925. Beyond that, we saw an interesting…

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WebRecon Stats for Feb 2018: Is FCRA the New TCPA?

Quick analysis: Is FCRA the New TCPA? Prelude… FCRA spiked this month primarily due to one attorney filing the same suit on behalf of many plaintiffs. However, this showcases an unmistakable trend in recent months where FCRA has broken out of the shadows to show new strength in the consumer litigation big picture. In a month…

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WebRecon Stats for Jan 2018: Starting with a Bang

Quick analysis: 2018 started with a bit of a bang. FDCPA complaints were at their highest since Aug 2017, FCRA and TCPA were both up from last month and even with all of the drama around CFPB leadership, CFPB complaints had (by far) their highest month ever with 4925 complaints. The next highest months were August…

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WebRecon Stats for Dec 2017 & Year in Review

Quick analysis: Well, it’s done. The year 2017 ended on a bit of a whimper, with FDCPA litigation down -5.8% and TCPA (shockingly) down -9.3%. This is TCPA’s first year-over-year decline since TCPA lawsuits became more than a novelty in the late-2000’s. Only FCRA posted an increase, up +9.9% over 2016. Here are year-over-year litigation numbers…

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WebRecon Stats for November 2017: Bizarro Stats

Quick analysis: In the month of November, every type of complaint that was down for the month is up for the year, and vice versa. Sort of like the Bizarro version of the monthly stats! Other than that, all of the complaint types seem to be more or less sticking to the script for the month.…

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WebRecon Stats for October 2017: TCPA’s October Surprise?

Quick analysis: Yep. TCPA. It looks like TCPA will end down from the previous year for the first time since, well, ever. Sitting at 3758 (at the end of Oct) with two months to go in 2017, it is really hard to see how TCPA makes up ground to surpass 2015’s record total of 4855 suits.…

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WebRecon Stats for September 2017: Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, FCRA

Quick analysis: In another month where just about every type of consumer complaint was down, FCRA broke out with an almost 60% increase over the prior month. Why? Who knows. But FCRA alone is on a bit of a tear this year, up 13.5% YTD while FDCPA and TCPA(!) are both down over 6% YTD.…

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WebRecon Stats for August 2017: The Big Rebound to Averageness

Quick analysis: After July’s stunning drop in consumer litigation across the board, August saw an almost equally stunning course correction, bringing all three main statutes (FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA) to within 5% of where they were at the same time last year. The big three statutes are all up double digits over the previous month (FDCPA…

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WebRecon Stats for July 2017: A Stunning Fall… (+BBB!)

Quick analysis: A Stunning Fall… And we ain’t talking about the coming autumn. FDCPA, FCRA and TCPA litigation all tumbled in July, after two of the three fell in June as well. May was the last robust month for consumer litigation. How much did the numbers fall? All three statutes were down between 20% and 40%…

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WebRecon Stats for June 2017: Mostly Downward Movement, But Not Really…

Quick analysis: WebRecon Stats for June 2017: Mostly Downward Movement, But Not Really… Quick analysis: After a very robust May, June tells a different story with CFPB complaints down 26.1%, FDCPA complaints down 7.8%, TCPA complaints down 11.3% and FCRA complaints up 2.4%. But… CFPB complaints are still up 21.7% year-to-date (YTD), TCPA complaints are still…

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