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No Injury, No Standing, No Entry to Florida State Court

On February 26, 2024, a Florida state court, following federal law concepts, ruled under state law that a plaintiff’s alleged statutory violations, with the only “injury” being a fear of future harm, lacked the required standing to stay in state court.


NY Voids Medical Debt If Credit Reported

On December 13, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law the Fair Medical Debt Reporting Act. This new law is effective immediately and prohibits the credit reporting of any medical debt in New York. And “any” means any – it is not just negative information; there can be no furnishing of any information regarding any medical debt in New York.


Florida State Trial Court Ruling: No Actual FDCPA Damages, No State Court Filing Permitted

On November 17, 2023, a Florida state court found no standing to sue when the plaintiff merely alleged a statutory injury for collection of a debt not owed and the fear of future harm if the court did not intervene.


Our Partners David Israel, Bryan Shartle & David Clouston Honored as 2024 Best Lawyers® in America and Whitney White Honored as 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America!

SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE is delighted to announce that three of our partners, David Israel (employment), Bryan C. Shartle (commercial litigation), and David R. Clouston (commercial litigation), have been recognized as The Best Lawyers® in America for 2024. Our partner Whitney White (commercial litigation) was recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024.


Nevada’s S.B. 248 Medical Debt Collection Law Barely Survives Constitutional Challenge

Two years ago, the ACA, several debt collectors, debt buyers and a debt collection law firm filed a lawsuit through Sessions, Israel & Shartle, LLC and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP seeking to prohibit S.B. 248 from becoming effective. 


Furnishers Beware – Correcting Credit Reporting Mistakes Can Still Get You Sued

What happens when you credit report information by mistake, follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act and fix it? One court finds that e-OSCAR worked and there was no liability ruling with a furnisher’s timely FCRA 30-day response.


Whitney White Selected to 2023 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Sessions, Israel & Shartle proudly announces that for the fifth year running Whitney White, a partner in our Dallas Office, has been named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Consumer Law.


Thanks For Nothing – Court Rules CFPB’s Safe Harbor For Model Notice Does Not Apply To FDCPA Claims

While most are still recovering from the 11/10/21 Reg. F deadline and the time, effort and expense of gearing up, we all believed that once the work was done, we would have clear rules and a “safe harbor” that would result in fewer silly lawsuits – especially with the Model Notice. Wrong!


FDCPA Takes Back Seat To Collection Lawyer – Court Says Letter To Lawyer Not Subject To FDCPA

What happens when a debt collector sends a letter to a lawyer on behalf of that lawyer’s debtor-client, and the letter potentially violates the FDCPA? According to one court in New York, nothing.


Confirming What’s “Clear and Conspicuous” Under Reg F - Illinois State Court Gets It!

In a first, a Chancery Court judge for Cook County, Illinois has ruled that an opt-opt notice contained within a collection e-mail satisfied Reg. F’s dual requirements of describing a simple opt out process and providing a clear and conspicuous opt-out disclosure.



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