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Daily Digest – April 17. Requiring Collectors to Track Individuals’ Every Move ‘Impractical,” Judge Rules; Denying Knowledge of Debt Spoils Lawsuit

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REQUIRING COLLECTORS TO TRACK INDIVIDUALS’ EVERY MOVE ‘IMPRACTICAL,’ JUDGE RULES

  • By being able to comprehensively detail all of the steps it took to ensure it was filing a lawsuit in the proper jurisdiction against an individual, a federal court has granted summary judgment in favor of a collection law firm that was being sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The individual had filed the lawsuit saying that the lawsuit was not filed in the proper jurisdiction because he was not living in that city when the suit was filed.

 

DENYING KNOWLEDGE OF DEBT SPOILS PLAINTIFF’S ABILITY TO PROVE CONSUMER STATUS OF DEBT 

  • Manny Newburger and Kevin Crocker from the firm of Barron & Newburger published an article yesterday detailing an interesting ruling that could help debt collectors and debt buyers in instances where the individual being sued does not acknowledge the debt.

 

LAW FIRM FILES CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST COLLECTOR FOR ALLEGEDLY CONTACTING INDIVIDUALS REPRESENTED BY ATTORNEYS

  • A law firm has published a press release announcing the filing of a class-action lawsuit against a collection agency for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This is the second time in less than a month that a law firm has taken to issuing a press release to announce the filing of a class-action lawsuit against a collection agency for alleged FDCPA violations.

 

LAST DEMOCRATIC COMMISSIONER AT FTC ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION, LEAVING FOUR OF FIVE SEATS VACANT

  • Terrell McSweeny, the last remaining Democratic commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that she is resigning and would leave her post on April 28. That means that by the end of this month, there will be four empty chairs among the five commissioners at the FTC, with only acting chairman Maureen Ohlhausen left. Even Ohlhausen has one foot out the door, as she will be leaving the FTC to become a federal judge.

 

TOP TELECOM CARRIERS CONFIRMED FOR NEXT WEEK’S ROBOCALL EXPO

  • A number of the largest telecom companies in the world will be participating next week at a joint expo from the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission aimed at eliminating robocalls. AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast, and Verizon are confirmed as participants for next week’s Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo, which will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery.

 

NATIONAL CREDITORS BAR ASSOCIATION IS THE NEW IDENTITY OF NARCA

  • This month, NARCA is pleased to announce that National Creditors Bar Association is now the official name of the national bar association. The change to National Creditors Bar Association was overwhelmingly passed recently in a vote by the membership. This is an historic day in the 25th Anniversary year of the bar association.

 

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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.

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