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In Berroteran v. Superior Court, No. B296639, 2019 Cal. App. LEXIS 1065 (Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2019), the Court of Appeal permitted admission of prior deposition testimony from an automobile manufacturer’s employee where the manufacturer allegedly had motive and opportunity to examine their own witness in the prior case(s). Except for Wahlgren, California law is consistent with federal law. Section… Read More

In Bank of Am., N.A. v. Byrd, No. G056792, 2019 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7176 (Oct. 28, 2019), Bank of America, N.A. (the Bank) sued Pamela K. Byrd to recover over $32,000 in credit card debt. The trial court found the Bank's last credit card statement to Byrd constituted a final rendering of the account, and Byrd impliedly agreed to pay… Read More

In Johnson v. Capital One Servs., LLC, No. 18-cv-62058-BLOOM/Valle, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178160, at *3-4 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 15, 2019), Judge Bloom found a TCPA Plaintiff's handwritten call-logs to be admissible as a party-opponent admission.  (For you trial lawyers out there, they probably could at least have been referred to under FRE 612 to refresh the witness' recollection, anyway).… Read More

In Williams v. Enhanced Recovery Co., LLC, No. 18-cv-03699-HSG, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137631 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2019), Judge Gilliam granted summary judgment to a debt collector. The Court finds that ERC has carried its burden to establish an entitlement to the bona fide error defense, and the Court thus does not consider whether there is a material dispute… Read More

In Cavalry SPV I, LLC v. Watkins, No. D072299, 2019 Cal. App. LEXIS 603, at *12-15 (Ct. App. July 1, 2019), the California Court of Appeal addressed the evidence necessary to prove up a credit card debt in a debt collection action. Assuming without  deciding that California law applies, a party may accept a contract by conduct, as well as… Read More

In Scott v. Monterey Financial Services, LLC., 2018 WL 452359, at *2 (N.D.Ind., 2018), Judge Simon found a triable issue of fact sufficient to defeat summary judgment because, in part, of discrepancies in the defendant's call logs and business records. Scott attempts to cast doubt on the reliability of Monterey’s records of the call history by presenting evidence of the omission… Read More

In Casto v. Branch Banking & Trust Company, 2018 WL 265586, at *1–13 (S.D.W.Va., 2018), Judge Chambers denied a Bank's summary judgment seeking to dispose of a TCPA claim, in part, finding problems with Defendant's "mail-box" rule argument with respect to when the Defendant's agent received the written revocation. Indeed, Defendant vies for summary judgment upon the receipt date of the… Read More

In Smith v. Law Offices of Patenaude & Felix, A.P.C., 2014 WL 3695473 (S.D.Cal. 2014), Judge Hayes found that a debtor must plead by clear and convincing evidence that the debtor did not receive a debt validation letter from the debt collector. Congress enacted the FDCPA to “eliminate the recurring problem of debt collectors dunning the wrong person or attempting… Read More

In a case that does not involve personal property finance, but which could have far reaching implications in personal property sales and finance litigation, the California Supreme Court held in Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Assn., 2013 DAR 561 (2013), that parol evidence is admissible to prove promissory fraud, whether or not the promise directly contradicts the parties'… Read More

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