No. 01-1809.

275 F.3d 642 (2001)

Birgetta A. Davis BOYD and Charlene Harrison, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Norman P. WEXLER, doing business as Wexler and Wexler, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided December 28, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel A. Edelman (argued), Edelman, Combs & Latturner, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Michael S. Loeffler (argued), Meckler, Bulger & Tilson, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

This appeal from the grant of summary judgment to the defendant, a lawyer named Norman Wexler, presents questions regarding both the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692 et seq., and the minimum showing required to defeat a motion for summary judgment.

The Act forbids a debt collector, which Wexler is conceded to be, to "use any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in...

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