Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 25, 2013

Foreclosure = Debt Collection

By David Reiss

The Sixth Circuit ruled in Glazer v. Chase Home Finance LLC, __ F.3d ___ (Case No. 10-3416, Jan. 14, 2013) that “that mortgage foreclosure is debt collection under” the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. (2) As Glazer indicates, courts have been split on this issue, but the trend seems to be in accord with Glazer.

Of particular note to lawyers:  “Lawyers who meet the general definition of a “debt collector” must comply with the FDCPA when engaged in mortgage foreclosure. And a lawyer can satisfy that definition if his principal business purpose is mortgage foreclosure or if he “regularly” performs this function.” (16)

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