Some quick links to start your Monday. Self-driving cars could be everywhere by 2020 … How to work best with the CFPB … Near-perfect computer security may be closer than we thought … The most popular “new” baby names in the U.S. … Why the Federal Reserve Board should raise rates this week … How to transform your life in six minutes per day … I think they forgot to put collection agent on this list … The pitfalls of online lending … More than half the students at 350 colleges defaulted on their student loans or failed to pay down at least one dollar.
- A federal judge has struck down a garnishment law in Georgia, saying it was unconstitutional.
- The California legislature passed a bill last week that improves consumer protections for people who are sued without receiving official notification of the lawsuit. Under the new proposal, consumers would have 180 days after the lawsuit is filed to ask the court to set aside a default judgment and re-try the case on its merits.
- The New York Times has weighed in on why it thinks requiring the Internal Revenue Service to outsource collections of unpaid taxes is not a good idea.
- The state of South Carolina has made some changes that will allow state agencies to more easily obtain unpaid debts from individuals, including garnishing wages and seizing money from bank accounts.
- A Connecticut town clerk stopped sending unpaid parking tickets to collections fourteen years ago, instead choosing to put the work in her desk instead of telling people she was overwhelmed and falling behind.
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