Blog/Litigation Stats

WebRecon Stats for June 2021: Everything was up in June

Quick analysis: Everything was up in June. CFPB complaints (+16.3%), FDCPA (+2%), FCRA (+18.9%), TCPA (+62.2%!). Of those complaint categories, CFPB complaints and FCRA litigation are also up significantly over June of 2020 (+41.9% and +35.6%, respectively) as well as YTD (+36.3% and +7.4%, respectively). FDCPA and TCPA, on the other hand, are both slightly down …

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WebRecon Stats for May 2021: Hunsteinmania Causes FDCPA Case Increase for May 2021, TCPA, FCRA, CFPB Complaints Down

Quick analysis: FDCPA cases (+4.1%) are the only consumer complaint category up in May. Take a wild guess as to why that might be. Spoiler alert… it starts with “Hun” and ends with “Stein”. As of today, there are at least 225 filings since late April that could be considered copycat Hunstein cases. TCPA cases …

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WebRecon Stats for April 2021: FDCPA Up, TCPA/FCRA Down, CFPB Way Up YTD

Quick analysis: FDCPA Up, TCPA/FCRA Down, CFPB Way Up YTD In an unusual reversal of fortunes, FDCPA (+4.7%) numbers are up in April 2021 while TCPA (-30.7%) and FCRA (-13.4%) numbers are down. YTD is a bit of a different story with FDCPA (-15.7%) and TCPA (-57.2%) down, and FCRA (+3.4%) up. Note: That YTD TCPA …

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WebRecon Stats for March 2021: Up Across The Board…

Quick analysis: Here’s a novel twist on recent history… FDCPA (+18.7%), TCPA (+24.4%) and FCRA(+25%) numbers, as well as CFPB complaints (+28.5%) against debt collectors, were all up – by double digit percentages – in March. Even so, FDCPA (-19.7%) and TCPA (-43.8%) were both down year-to-date from 2020. FCRA (+5.7%) and CFPB complaints (+42.9%) are …

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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 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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