In 2013, 10,320 suits were filed under the FDCPA; 2,276 under the FCRA;
and 1,862 under the TCPA.
FDCPA litigation has decreased for the second year in a row, down 10% over
2012 (which itself was down 7% over 2011). Also expected, TCPA litigation
exploded this year, up 69% over 2012. The one surprise in the year-end
numbers is that FCRA litigation eked out a small increase (just 1%, but
still) over 2012, after spending most of the year down from 2012.
Meanwhile, CFPB complaints against debt collectors seem to have settled
into a 1200′ish monthly rate, after exploding out of the gate over