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Daily Digest – April 19. Missouri Supreme Court Overturns Ruling Against Defense Attorney; Judge Dismissed TCPA Class Action Because Plaintiff Was Unreasonable in Revoking Consent

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MISSOURI SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS RULING AGAINST NOTED DEFENSE ATTORNEY

  • The Supreme Court of Missouri has issued a ruling against a noted industry attorney, saying that a lower court erred in dismissing a lawsuit filed by an individual who alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

 

JUDGE DISMISSES TCPA CLASS ACTION BECAUSE PLAINTIFF WAS UNREASONABLE IN REVOKING CONSENT

  • A federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed by a plaintiff who did not follow proper instructions in revoking consent to be contacted by the defendant when receiving unsolicited text messages after alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

 

MAN WHO THREATENED TO SHOOT UP SCHOOL MAKES SIMILAR THREAT TO COLLECTION AGENCY

  • An Idaho man called an unnamed collection agency in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, yesterday and threatened the representative who answered the phone that he was find out where that person lived and “come to their house” because the agency was trying to get in touch with the man’s girlfriend.

 

THOMAS PAHL LEAVES FTC FOR CFPB

  • ACA International, citing a published report, says that Thomas Pahl, the acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, is leaving the post to to be the policy director for research, markets, and regulation at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

 

IRS REFORM BILLS PASS HOUSE; WOULD CHANGE WHICH ACCOUNTS ARE SENT OUT FOR COLLECTIONS

  • The House of Representatives yesterday passed a pair of bills aimed at overhauling the Internal Revenue Service and one of those bills included provisions that will change how the agency places unpaid tax debts with contracted private collection agencies.

 

PDCFLOW ANNOUNCES PATENT ON TECHNOLOGY FOR SECURE PAYMENTS

  • PDCflow announces partnership with US Patent owner Zukunftware, LLC for management and licensing of newly patented technology. The patent (US patent no. 9,799,029), specifically written with credit card payments in mind, allows companies using the technology to greatly reduce PCI compliance requirements by removing the credit card information from the company’s environment and storing and processing the card number through PDCflow.

 

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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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