Daily Digest – February 18. ACA Files Response in Lawsuit Against FCC; For-Profit Students Share Horror Stories

ACA FILES REPLY TO FCC IN TCPA LAWSUIT

  • The back-and-forth legal battle between ACA International and the Federal Communications Commission continued yesterday when the trade group filed a reply to the brief submitted by the regulator outlining its arguments as to why it was justified in issuing a declaratory ruling in how the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is interpreted. There is one more written step before the case  either moves to oral arguments in front of the D.C. Court of Appeals or a ruling is issued.

SUPREME COURT QUESTIONS ABOUND IN WAKE OF SCALIA’S DEATH

  • The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is causing rifts across the legal and political landscapes. One such issue involves a petition from Midland Funding, a unit of Encore Capital Group, with respect to the federal pre-emption Encore is looking for from state loans on a portfolio that was acquired from a national bank. The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether it will hear the case.

MUSIC TO MY EARS

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOL STUDENTS SHARE STORIES

  • Students who were left in the cold by for-profit colleges shared some of their stories yesterday, talking about how they are saddled with student loan debt and nothing to show for it.

WORTH NOTING: The confrontational nature of tech companies … How to say no to things you don’t want to do … How to be more likable and social … Why being a woman can hurt your credit score …  One person ate nothing but fast food for a week and it was the “easiest and cheapest” diet plan ever … The U.S. has a $3 billion pothole problem … A profile of the CEO of Slack … The best place to retire in America if you’re sick … American Express is looking to cut $1 billion in expenses … The most expensive cities for pizza … President Obama is going to visit Cuba … The danger of best practices: One size does not fit all.

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