Category Archives: Blog/Litigation Stats

Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, June 2015

Quick analysis: The summer heat must be rekindling those warm old memories of litigiousness, because June saw uncharacteristically strong consumer litigation activity across all three primary statutes: FDCPA, FCRA and TCPA. All three had a big month, with double-digit increases over their performance in May. Year to date FDCPA suits are roaring back from a four-year…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, May 2015

Quick analysis: Consumer litigation is definitely shaking things up this year. And TCPA is having a really bad year. All year the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has alternated between lagging behind last year’s numbers and plummeting from them. It has just not been able to catch up to the explosive growth from 2014, and now…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, April 2015

Quick analysis: It is really starting to look like FDCPA litigation is trending up again in 2015 (+10% over last month). One-third of the way into 2015, FDCPA is solidly up over the same point in time from 2014 (+12.5%) and 2012 (+1.5%). It is still below where it was in 2013 (-7%), a year that started…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, March 2015

Quick analysis: March litigation against debt collectors built on a growth trend from the previous month, with all three statutes increasing their month-over-month numbers (FDCPA +3.9%, TCPA +15.5% and FCRA +3.3%) and, except for TCPA, year-over-year (FDCPA +3.2%, TCPA -9.2% and FCRA +6.8%). Year to date, FDCPA is up 11.9% and FCRA is up 13.8%. TCPA…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, February 2015

Quick analysis: February litigation against debt collectors picked up a bit from January\’s across-the-board decline, but (surprisingly) TCPA is still lagging significantly from both last month (down 13.4%) and this time last year (down 46.1%). Both FDCPA and FCRA have increased over last month (up 10.1% and 28.2%, respectively) and this time last year (up 5.9%…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, January 2015

Quick analysis: 2015 has started with a whimper, with CFPB complaints just edging up from December 2014, but FDCPA/FCRA/TCPA litigation all decisively lower than they were in December (9%, 14.1% and 17.9%, respectively). The lift in CFPB complaints is 7.1%, though history shows that will tighten up in the weeks ahead as more cases from January…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, December 2014 and Year in Review

Quick analysis: Consumer litigation, particularly TCPA, has come roaring back after an anemic December 2014. CFPB complaints look flat from November to December, but the December numbers are still likely to increase by a couple hundred complaints as they continue to trickle in. In December, there were 172 TCPA lawsuits (after an inexplicable November dip to…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, November 2014

Quick analysis: Happy holidays from WebRecon! After a rally in October, everything is back to normal except TCPA litigation. FDCPA, which spiked in October to a rare 900+ lawsuits, is back down to a more normal 713 in November. FCRA which was over 225 is down to 173, and CFPB complaints which had rocketed to well…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, October 2014

Quick analysis: CFPB, FDCPA & FCRA complaints rally, TCPA tumbles. In October we saw a strong showing for CFPB, FDCPA and FCRA complaints. CFPB complaints against debt collectors are up 4% over September, but in reality that will go up a few points as complaints from the month continue to come in over the next few…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, September 2014

Quick analysis: After a slow, slow August, things seem to be snapping back into place with consumer litigation up across the board in September, though CFPB complaints do seem to be on a bit of a decline. CFPB complaints are down 22.4% from 3232 in August to 2640 in September (but this number is likely to…

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