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Mass. Holds Passive Debt Buyers Are Not ‘Debt Collectors’

gavelIn an important decision for the debt buying industry, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that passive debt buyers are not “debt collectors” under the Massachusetts Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (MDCPA).

A copy of the decision in Dorrian v. LVNV Funding, LLC is available at: Link to Opinion.

An amicus brief filed by Receivables Management Association International and written by Maurice Wutscher attorneys in support of the appellant is available at: Link to Amicus Brief.

In Massachusetts, “debt collectors” must obtain a license from the Division of Banks, the state agency tasked with regulating debt collection in the Commonwealth.


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