11th Cir. Judge suggests High Court ruling ends debtor’s case

By Rosie Manins (February 22, 2022, 8:25 PM EST) — The Eleventh Circuit Chief Judge suggested Tuesday that a debtor’s privacy lawsuit against a collection company that sent his information to an email provider third fails on the reasoning of the United States Supreme Court in a recent independent opinion.

Eleventh Circuit Chief Judge William H. Pryor Jr. challenged during oral argument Richard Hunstein’s claim that Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by using a so-called mail house to send him a collection letter.

Judge Pryor said that a central argument in the Hunstein case, whether the use of a third-party vendor or agent…

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