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Category: Federal Law & Regulations


Court Rules Management Company Not a Debt Collector Under FDCPA

Wednesday, October, 17th, 2012 at 5:28 am by Richard S. Ekimoto, Esq.

A few days ago, the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii ruled that a management company is not a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”).  Although the legal principles in the decision are not particularly new, it does provide an opportunity to discuss the FDCPA and management companies. The FDCPA requires debt collectors to meet certain requirements in the collection of a debt, including a requirement to provide the [Read More...]

HUD Settles Resident Screening Discrimination Claim Against Florida Condominium Association

Thursday, July, 26th, 2012 at 11:16 pm by Richard S. Ekimoto, Esq.

A few days ago, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) issued a press release that it had settled a discrimination claim involving allegations that a condominium association rejected a qualified buyer based on the buyer’s national origin and sex.  HUD is the federal agency that investigates and enforces claims of discrimination under the Federal Fair Housing Act. It is relatively rare for condominium associations to have the authority to screen owners and residents of [Read More...]

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