Category Archives: Blog/Litigation Stats

WebRecon Stats for Feb 2021: Everything is down, except…

Quick analysis: Everything is down. FDCPA down. TCPA down. FCRA down. It’s all down month over month. It’s all down YTD. It’s all down year over year. It’s all down. Except for CFPB complaints. Those are up +4.4% for the month and a whopping +35.5% YTD. In other news, putative class actions represented 15.1% of FDCPA,…

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WebRecon Stats for Jan 2021: Lawsuit complaints 🔻 down from 2020, ↕️ mixed from previous month…

Quick analysis: 2021 Starts Down Compared To 2020 It’s something, right? All three of the major statutes are down in January from where they were a year ago at this time: FDCPA (-24.3%), FCRA (-4.4%) and TCPA (-55.6%). Of course, FCRA and TCPA are both up over December 2020 (+3.1% and +23.2% respectively) and FDCPA is…

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WebRecon Stats for Dec 2020 and Year in Review

Quick analysis: Well, 2020 ended pretty much as it ran throughout the year. FDCPA suits were down fairly dramatically from 2019 at -17.6%, TCPA was down more nominally at -3.3%, but it was actually more dramatic than that due to some early-year suits that distorted the numbers, and FCRA ended up +5.3% – the only consumer…

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WebRecon Stats for Nov 2020: A Good Month for Debt Collectors…

Quick analysis: Lots of good news for debt collectors in November’s litigation numbers… FDCPA and FCRA are way down for the month of November (-19%, -24.9% respectively), while TCPA is up 5.6% over last month. Year to date, it is FDCPA and TCPA that are down (-17.1%, -1.7% respectively) while FCRA is the only one that…

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WebRecon Stats for Oct 2020 & Year-End Projections…

Quick analysis: Happy Thanksgiving! Amid an unremarkable month, we are prepared to make some official predictions about the final numbers for the year. But first, the month. CFPB complaints (+4.8%), FCRA suits (+11.4%) and TCPA suits (+2.9%) were all up this month, while FDCPA suits (-5.2%) were down. Similar trending is in place for all of…

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WebRecon Stats for Sept 2020: Another mixed bag…

Quick analysis: Another mixed bag… CFPB complaints and TCPA suits are down (-.6% and -23.6% respectively) while FDCPA and FCRA suits are up (+8.5% and +9.3% respectively) for September 2020. Year to date the picture shakes out a little differently, with CFPB complaints and FDCPA suits both down for the year (-3.9% and -15.5% respectively) while…

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WebRecon Stats for Aug 2020: The Red Zone…

Quick analysis: The Red Zone… There’s a lot of red on August’s consumer complaint grid. CFPB complaints and FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA complaints were all down from July; all but FCRA were all down from August 2019; and CFPB complaints and FCPA complaints are both down YTD. FCRA and TCPA are still up for the year,…

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WebRecon Stats for July 2020: Everything is up, everything is down, and a split decision.

Quick analysis: Everything is up, everything is down, and a split decision. If we had spent the past 11.5 years analyzing consumer litigation stats by the neatness of the designs they make on our nifty grid, I think we would be ready to shut it down because we have a winner. In the month of July…

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WebRecon Stats for June 2020: An Interesting Dichotomy

Quick analysis: An Interesting Dichotomy… For June, 2020 we have a picture I don’t quite remember seeing before. FDCPA is up a strong +20.2% over last month and FCRA/TCPA are both down pretty big as well, -12.9% and -11.1%, respectively. That on its own is fairly unusual. BUT… when you look at the YTD, we get…

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WebRecon Stats for May 2020: Back to normal, sort of – everything is down

Quick analysis: Back to normal, sort of – everything is down. We knew TCPA would be way down, because it was artificially inflated last month by some attorneys who crammed hundreds of plaintiffs into a handful of suits. So that is back to normal territory. But even so, May was the lowest month of the year…

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