MFY Files Amicus Brief to Protect Consumers from Abusive Debt Collection Practices

MFY, on behalf of 19 consumer organizations, filed an amicus motion in the 2nd Circuit, urging the Court to reverse a District Court decision that invalidated a city law requiring debt collection law firms to be licensed and regulated by the Department of Consumer Affairs as debt collectors because their actions are no different than actions taken by traditional debt collectors. Amici argue that the District Court was wrong in ruling that state laws governing attorney conduct preempted the city law and ask that the decision be reversed so that DCA can continue to oversee all debt collectors and protect consumers from unfair and abusive attempts to collect on questionable debts.