Federal Judge Finds Qualified Written Request Triggers Duty Under RESPA

Mealey's (January 6, 2016, 1:59 PM EST) -- CINCINNATI — After finding that borrowers have stated plausible claims for violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) in relation to its provisions on qualified written requests (QWRs) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), an Ohio federal judge on Jan. 5 found that a loan servicer was not entitled to judgment on the pleadings at this time (William H. Schatzman, et al. v. Partners for Payment Relief LLC, No. 1:15-cv-302, S.D. Ohio; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 462).

(Opinion available. Document #85-160112-015Z)....
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