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Daily Digest – January 9. Judge Grants Partial Summary Judgment For Plaintiff in FDCPA Letter Case; Shift in Healthcare Focus Offers Opportunity for ARM Industry

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JUDGE GRANTS PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR PLAINTIFF IN FDCPA LETTER CASE

  • A lack of written policies and procedures may have led to a plaintiff being partially granted summary judgment in a case in which a collection agency is alleged to have violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it used the phrase “your creditors” in a letter sent to the plaintiffs.

SHIFT IN HEALTHCARE FOCUS OFFERS OPPORTUNITY FOR ARM INDUSTRY

  • Healthcare providers are increasingly shifting their focus on cutting and managing the costs of operating hospitals and healthcare facilities, according to speakers at a conference this week, and revenue cycle management can play a key role in that conversation.

CALIFORNIA VIOLATING RIGHTS OF POOR DEFENDANTS BY FORCING THEM TO PAY COURT FEES, APPEALS COURT RULES

  • A state Appeals Court in California has ruled that the state is violating the civil rights of low-income defendants by attaching court fees to misdemeanor criminal convictions without determining the defendants’ ability to repay the debts.

FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES MAY TURN TO PAYDAY LOANS, TAX REDUNDS TO STAY AFLOAT DURING SHUTDOWN

  • While AccountsRecovery.net has written a fair bit about the government shutdown, including which agencies are closed and which are still open, and how furloughed employees can try and work with creditors and debt collectors to not fall too far behind, and even how the Internal Revenue Service will still be mailing out refund checks, those employees are still due to be paid this Friday, and if that doesn’t happen, that might be good news for one industry in particular: payday lenders.

REP. LUETKEMEYER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO END OPERATION CHOKE POINT

  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-Mo.] has proposed legislation aimed at finally putting an end to Operation Choke Point by establishing a clear set of guidelines under which a federal regulator can order a financial institution to close the accounts of a client.

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