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Daily Digest – September 21. Assessing the Impact of The Ninth Circuit’s Ruling in Marks v. Crunch; Jury Awards $161k to Plaintiff After Lawyer Tries to Collect on Settled Debt

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NINTH CIRCUIT ISSUES RULING IN MARKS v. CRUNCH, OVERTURNS LOWER COURT

  • It was the shot heard ’round the ARM industry yesterday. Mid-afternoon, word started getting around that the Ninth Circuit had issued its long-awaited ruling in Marks v. Crunch. The case, which centered around the definition of what constitutes an automated telephone dialing system, did not break the industry’s way. Ruling that an ATDS is any device that stores numbers, regardless of whether those numbers are generated randomly or by a sequential number generator, the Ninth Circuit’s ruling sets the stage for a possible Supreme Court battle on the topic. Click here for a recap of the ruling. Click here to register for a webinar being held at 1pm today with David Kaminski, who will walk through the ruling and its impact on the calling strategies of collection agencies. The webinar is being sponsored by TCN.

 

JURY AWARDS $161K TO PLAINTIFF AFTER LAWYER TRIES TO COLLECT ON SETTLED DEBT

  • A jury in the state of Washington has awarded a plaintiff $161,000 after he sued a collection agency and a law firm for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Washington Collection Agency Act, and the Washington Consumer Protection Act for allegedly attempting to collect on a debt that had already been settled.

 

NEW LAW TO PREVENT COLLECTORS FROM REPORTING SCHOOL DEBTS TO CREDIT BUREAUS

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will prevent schools from withholding diplomas from students who have unpaid school debts and will prohibit schools and school boards from penalizing the parents of students for failing to pay their school debts. The bill — the Primary Education Fair Debt Collection Act — passed both houses of the California legislature earlier this year.

 

THE FIVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS COMPANIES SHOULD CONDUCT BEFORE HIRING A CANDIDATE

  • More and more, companies have to walk a tightrope when it comes to hiring new employees. A labor market that is virtually at full employment means that finding qualified candidates has never been this difficult. But when a qualified candidate is identified, there is still more work to be done. Leah Machado, the senior director of human resources at Paychex recommends five different background checks that should be conducted for a qualified candidate before that person walks through the door on his or her first day of employment.

 

UNITED HOLDING GROUP DONATES TO SUPPORT THE INFINITE HERO FOUNDATION

  • United Holding Group has donated to support the 5th Annual Ravenna Invitationalin support of the Infinite Hero Foundation (IHF), an organization that provides access to essential therapies and resources for our military veterans and their families.

 

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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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