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Daily Digest – November 14. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in TCPA Case; Regulators File For Summary Judgment in Operation Choke Point Case

The Daily Digest is sponsored by Beam Software. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Beam is a thought leader in portfolio management and collection software. They offer both cloud-based and on-premise solutions to accommodate the entire collection continuum. For more information, please visit www.beamsoftware.com or call (800) 212-2326.   SUPREME COURT …

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments in TCPA Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case that deals with whether courts have a requirement to accept how a regulator interprets a statute. The case, PDR Network v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, involves an unsolicited fax that was sent to the plaintiff by …

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Judge Denies Arbitration Because Defendant Waited Too Long

A federal judge in Florida has denied a motion to compel arbitration in a case in which a collection agency was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not identifying itself properly in a voicemail message because the agency waited seven years before seeking arbitration. The defendant …

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BillingTree Enhances and Integrates SMS Payment Solution Within Payrazr & CareView for Text Notifications and Mobile Payments

PHOENIX, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BillingTree®, the payment problem solvers™, today announced the expanded integration of text based billing and payments within the CareView™ and Payrazr® Platforms, rebranding the offering ‘BillingTree SMS™’. The mobile billing solution now available as part of the BillingTree CareView and Payrazr platforms can also be adopted …

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Daily Digest – November 13. Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of FDCPA Suit Over Language in Letter; Mulvaney Called Out By HBO’s John Oliver

The Daily Digest is sponsored by Beam Software. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Beam is a thought leader in portfolio management and collection software. They offer both cloud-based and on-premise solutions to accommodate the entire collection continuum. For more information, please visit www.beamsoftware.com or call (800) 212-2326.   APPEALS COURT …

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Consumers Not Satisfied With Health Insurers

Americans don’t have much love for their health insurance companies, according to data released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Among all industries in the finance and insurance category, health insurers ranked the lowest in customer satisfaction, scoring a 73 out of 100. By comparison, banks scored an 81, property …

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Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal Over Language in Letter

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in a non-precedential opinion, has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit and reinstated a lawsuit filed by an individual against a collection agency for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for the language it included in a collection …

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Mulvaney Called Out by HBO’s John Oliver

Is Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, an alligator? HBO’s John Oliver seems to think so. Oliver spent most of his latest episode of “Last Week Tonight” assessing how little President Trump has followed through on his promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington, …

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Daily Digest – November 12. Performant Posts Smaller Net Loss in 3Q; Seventh Circuit Upholds Summary Judgment in FDCPA Fee-Related Case

The Daily Digest is sponsored by Beam Software. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Beam is a thought leader in portfolio management and collection software. They offer both cloud-based and on-premise solutions to accommodate the entire collection continuum. For more information, please visit www.beamsoftware.com or call (800) 212-2326.   PERFORMANT POSTS …

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Two More Organizations Partner With RIP Medical Debt

RIP Medical Debt has a couple of new benefactors. The New York Health Campaign and a television station in Memphis, Tenn., have raised money that they donated to the organization, which it used to buy and forgive nearly $3 million in medical debt. The New York Health Campaign purchased $1.5 …

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Lawyers Short on Advice As Everyone Waits for New TCPA Rule From FCC

What meets the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system remains in limbo as courts across the country are making their own determinations as the Federal Communications Commission works on a new rule related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, but industries of all shapes and sizes, including the ARM …

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