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Daily Digest – October 4. Getting to Know June Coleman of Carlson & Messer; Judge Denies Class Certification in FDCPA Letter Suit

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GETTING TO KNOW JUNE COLEMAN OF CARLSON & MESSER

  • You know someone has found her calling when she tells you that defending collection attorneys “made sense.” And the ARM industry is grateful that June Coleman found her calling — instead of opening a restaurant with a bar — and has been defending the industry in the courtroom as well as being one of its most vocal advocates. Read on to learn more about June, why she might be slightly disappointed with Stephen King, and how there is nothing like the smell of a courtroom in the morning.

 

JUDGE DENIES CLASS CERTIFICATION IN FDCPA LETTER SUIT

  • A federal judge has denied certification of a class-action lawsuit against a collection agency accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because the named plaintiff is not an adequate representative of the class since it appears his confusion over the name of the creditor in the collection letter he received was only temporary.

 

MARKS DECISION LEADS FCC TO RE-OPEN COMMENT PERIOD ON TCPA CHANGES 

  • The Federal Communications Commission has re-opened the comment period on its proposed changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, specifically seeking input on how the decision in Marks v. Crunch San Diego affects the definition of what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system.

 

TEACHERS UNION SUES NAVIENT

  • The American Federation of Teachers has filed a lawsuit against Navient, accusing the student loan servicing giant of steering borrowers into repayment or forbearance programs that made teachers ineligible for a federal loan forgiveness program.

 

REPORT REVEALS HOW HEALTHCARE COSTS HAVE OUTPACES WAGES

  • The Kaiser Family Foundation has released its annual survey of employers and their healthcare coverage, including details about deductibles, premiums, and how much employees are contributing, The report reveals that the average deductible for an employee rose 5% in the past year, to $1,573. In the past decade, deductibles have doubled, while wages have only risen by 26%.

 

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The Daily Digest is sponsored by Beam Software. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Beam is a thought leader in portfolio management and collection software. They offer both cloud-based and on-premise solutions to accommodate the entire collection continuum. For more information, please visit www.beamsoftware.com or call (800) 212-2326.

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