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Statutory Interpretation – Rule 32(f) – Form of Briefs

This case came to my attention, as motions judge, when the appellees sought permission to file a brief containing more words than the 14,000 permitted by Fed. R. App. P. 32(a)(7) and Circuit Rule 32(c). Jay Vermillion, the appellant, represented that his brief contains fewer than 14,000 words, after excluding the portions not counted by Rule 32(f).

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FDCPA Violation

Mario Loja sued Main Street Acquisition Corporation and law firm Shindler & Joyce (collectively, “Main Street”) for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq., and the Illinois Collection Agency Act, 225 ILL. COMP. STAT. 425/1 et seq.

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