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Daily Digest – December 1. Attempted ‘Pick-Off’ Settlement in TCPA Case Denied; District Court Rules One Call Enough To Break Spokeo Defense in TCPA Case

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ATTEMPTED ‘PICK-OFF’ SETTLEMENT IN TCPA CASE DENIED

  • A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that a defendant’s attempt to deposit $1,501 into a plaintiff’s credit card account is not enough to dismiss a potential class-action lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

 

DISTRICT COURT RULES ONE CALL ENOUGH TO BREAK SPOKEO DEFENSE IN TCPA CASE

  • Another ruling at the District Court level has provided further ammunition that trying to use a Spokeo defense in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case is not going to work. The plaintiff argued that the calls “were a nuisance which briefly deprived [him] of the use of his phone, invaded his personal privacy, and wasted his time.” Additionally, the plaintiff “incurred a reduction in his cellular battery life as a result of defendants’ calls.”

 

WHITE HOUSE MOVING FAST TO NAME PERMANENT DIRECTOR AT CFPB

  • The President has a short list of names to be the next permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and could name a new replacement as soon as next month, according to a published report.

 

SENATORS VOW TO UNDO ANY CFPB RULES IF ENGLISH WINS HER LAWSUIT 

  • A group of nine Republican Senators have written a letter to Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying that if Leandra English is successful in winning her court battle to be named interim director of the agency, they would take up efforts to undo any rules or regulations that would be issued during her tenure.

 

RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS AND ANXIETY ARE ‘HIDDEN COSTS’ OF DEBT: SURVEY

  • Nearly 40% of individuals contacted in a survey say they feel anxiety about the “mere thought” of paying off their outstanding debts, according to data released today by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Of those, one in five say that debt is causing relationship problems with their spouse or partner and one in 10 have misled friends or family about their financial situations.

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