Simmonds & Narita LLP defends clients in lawsuits filed under numerous federal and state laws that govern the credit and collection industry, and provides clients with related compliance advice. In addition to handling cases throughout California, the firm has also defended actions filed in other jurisdictions, including Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Nebraska, Kentucky, Florida, Connecticut, New Mexico, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The Firm has extensive experience defending creditors, debt buyers, law firms and collection agencies against claims brought under the FDCPA, the California Rosenthal Act and other state statutes governing debt collection. Learn More.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692, et seq. (“FDCPA”) governs debt collectors seeking to collect consumer debt. California’s state law counterpart, the Rosenthal Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1788, et seq. (“Rosenthal Act”) is similar, however, the statute also extends to original creditors. A substantial portion of the firm’s practice is dedicated to defending creditor and collector clients against lawsuits brought under these statutes and advising clients on related compliance issues. Firm attorneys draw on years of experience to help clients navigate the often complex nature of these lawsuits in order to achieve favorable results.
The firm is well-versed in defending clients against claims brought under the TCPA, including putative class actions. Learn More.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Action, 47 U.S.C. §§ 227, et seq. (“TCPA”) presents significant exposure to all companies who use automated dialing technologies. Our attorneys have deep experience in litigating TCPA lawsuits, including class actions, and with assisting clients with related compliance issues.
The firm has extensive experience defending clients against claims arising under the FCRA and California Credit Reporting Agencies Act. Learn More.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681, et seq. (“FCRA”) governs how information is furnished to and reported by consumer reporting agencies, as well as the circumstances under which users may lawfully obtain and use consumer report information. The California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1785, et seq. (“CCRAA”) is one of two state statutes governing credit reporting conduct that is not completely preempted by the FCRA. Firm attorneys have years of experience defending lawsuits filed under both statutes and with providing clients with related compliance advice.
The firm’s attorneys have deep experience defending class litigations. We have represented defendants in putative class actions filed in California and in states around the country arising under the FDCPA, the TCPA and other consumer protection statutes. Learn More.
Putative class actions present clients with greater risk, additional procedural complications and internal business challenges. Firm attorneys devote a substantial portion of their practice to defending class actions and have successfully guided clients through scores of class actions.
Attorneys at the firm also have significant experience litigating cases before federal and state appellate courts. Learn More.
Firm attorneys understand that different skills and experience are required if a case reaches the appellate level. We have litigated numerous cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and other federal appellate courts throughout the country, and have been retained to file amicus briefs in a number of circuit courts and in the U.S. Supreme Court. The firm also regularly handles cases pending before all California state appellate courts.
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