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Daily Digest – January 30. An Open Letter From an Agency Owner to His Congressman; Study Details Extent, Cost of Managing Disputes

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM AN AGENCY OWNER TO HIS CONGRESSMAN

  • Recently, the owner of a collection agency reached out to me and shared a letter he had written to his local Congressman. The letter, which you can read excerpts of below, talks about the pains of dealing with frivolous lawsuits and the impact that defending against them, in terms of hirings that the company can not make because it is too busy spending money on lawyers. With permission of the owner, AccountsRecovery.net has been granted permission to re-print portions of the letter, with the hope that it will spur other agency owners and executives to follow suit.

STUDY DETAILS EXTENT, COST OF MANAGING GENERIC DISPUTES

  • Collection agencies are receiving an “extraordinarily high” number of indirect disputes with “little evidence” that the disputes are originating with an actual individual, according to a report issued by ACA International.

APPEALS COURT PARTIALLY OVERTURNS RULING IN FCRA DISCLOSURE CASE

  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has partially upheld and partially reversed a lower court’s summary judgment in favor of a defendant that was accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by providing additional disclosures when informing an individual about conducting a background check.

BILL INTRODUCED IN PENNSYLVANIA TO ESTABLISH STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON COLLECTION OF TAX DEBT

  • A bill has been introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that would establish a 10-year statute of limitations on the collection of state income tax.

ILLINOIS TOWN LOOKING FOR NEW AGENCY

  • The town of Forest Park, Ill., is in the process of hiring a collection agency to recover past due debt, including unpaid tickets, according to a published report.

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