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Appeals Court Upholds City Regulation of Debt-Collecting Law Firms

Law firms engaged in debt collection can be regulated by New York City, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled. Christy Young Berger, blogging on Accounts Receivable Management's blog, notes that two law firms, Eric M. Berman and Lacy Katzen, argued New York's law encroached on the state's exclusive authority to regulate the legal profession. The New York Court of Appeals, in answering a question posed to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, found that New York's law doesn't encroach on the state's authority to regulate lawyers.