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The Case of the Disappearing Lawyers

When does a series of seemingly separate events become indicative of a trend? That is a question I have been asking myself a lot lately, and now I am putting it to you. During the past five or six months, I have seen or heard of a growing number of …

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Most Consumers Don’t Understand Their Medical Bills: TransUnion

Barely half of the participants in a survey conducted by TransUnion Healthcare said they fully understood their financial responsibility for a recent medical bill, and that figure was significantly lower for younger generations. Only 37% of members of Generation Z (born after 1995) said they fully understood their medical bill, …

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Getting to Know Amber Billman of Healthcare Receivables Solutions

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Arbeit. Arbeit is a powerful, and easy to use communications platform that empowers businesses to reach more consumers. Innovative by nature, we are constantly listening to and understanding the businesses we partner with and developing long term industry relationships that allow us …

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M&A Deal Volume Ticks Up for ARM Industry in 3Q: Report

While deal volume remained relatively quiet in the accounts receivable management industry during the third quarter, there does appear to be an influx of both buyers and sellers entering the market, which could lead to an increase of deals in the future, according to a quarterly report published by Corporate …

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Judge Denies Motion for Attorneys’ Fees in FDCPA Case

In a ruling that was spotlighted by Barron & Newburger, a District Court judge in Pennsylvania has granted a plaintiff’s motion to dismiss his own lawsuit and denied a defendant’s motion for attorneys’ fees and costs in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case. A copy of the ruling in …

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Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Case Over Collection Lawsuit

For the second time in a month, a District Court judge in Minnesota has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss as well as a motion to stay a lawsuit filed by a plaintiff alleging the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act during the course of filing its own …

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CFPB Stands Behind Collector for Itemizing Debt in Letter

Thanks to the team at Ballard Spahr for noticing that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed an amicus brief in support of a debt collector’s position that it did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it included line items indicating that an individual owed $0.00 in interest …

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