Well, there may be some, limited relief in the offing:
Summary: H.R.2892 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Fair Debt Collection Practices Technical Clarification Act of 2013 - Amends the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to exclude from the definition of "debt collector" any law firm or licensed attorney: (1) serving, filing, or conveying formal legal pleadings, discovery requests, or other documents pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure; or (2) communicating in, or at the direction of, a court of law or in depositions or settlement conferences, in connection with a pending legal action to collect a debt on behalf of a client.
Introduced in House (07/31/2013)
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