Daily Digest – November 20. Avila Loses Suit After Accusing Agency of Using Safe Harbor Language; Americans Crave Human Interaction, but Prefer Texting To Other Methods

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AVILA LOSES LAWSUIT AFTER ACCUSING AGENCY OF USING SAFE HARBOR LANGUAGE SHE HELPED CREATE

  • A federal judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Annmarie Avila, who was attempting to sue a collection agency for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by using the safe harbor language her original lawsuit helped create.

 

AMERICANS STILL CRAVE HUMAN INTERACTION, BUT PREFER TEXTING TO OTHER COMMUNICATION METHODS

  • Our smartphones may be permanently glued to our faces and we may always have at least one eye trained on a screen somewhere, but humans still crave interaction with one another, according to the results of a poll conducted last week.

 

CHICAGO LOOKS TO EASE DEBT BURDENS FOR RESIDENTS

  • The city of Chicago is taking a hard look at the impact that its rules are having on low-income residents, and how those rules may be forcing a disproportionate number of low-income residents into debt and bankruptcy.

 

FLORIDA TV STATION WIPES OUT $1.6 MILLION IN MEDICAL DEBTS

  • A television station in Tampa, Fla., has raised money to wipe out $1.6 million in medical debts for individuals in its viewing area, thanks to a partnership with RIP Medical Debt.

 

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