When the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) was initially written many believed that lawyers were exempt from its requirements. However, the US Supreme Court ruled shortly thereafter that the FDCPA also applied to attorneys who were debt collectors. Whether an attorney was a debt collector essentially amounted to whether or not a regular portion of the attorney’s business was from debt collection. (See, 15 U.S.C. § 1692a(6)).
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