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Daily Digest – March 1. N.J. Judge Dismisses FDCPA Letter Suit; Lawmakers Re-Introduce Bill to Close ATDS Loophole

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N.J. JUDGE DISMISSES CLASS-ACTION FDCPA SUIT OVER OVERSHADOWING CLAIM IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in New Jersey has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that was filed against a collection agency for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by including two phone numbers and inviting the plaintiff to call with any questions or concerns, which overshadowed the requirement that the debt be disputed in writing.

LAWMAKERS RE-INTRODUCE BILL TO CLOSE COLLECTORS’ ATDS LOOPHOLE

  • A trio of lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are working on proposed legislation that would remove an exemption allowing debt collectors working on behalf of the federal government to comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

ANOTHER GUILTY PLEA IN $22 MILLION DEBT COLLECTION SCAM

PRA GROUP ANNOUNCES 4Q, 2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS

  • The opening of two new call centers helped propel collection recovery rates up 16% in 2018 compared with 2017 at PRA Group, the company announced yesterday in sharing its fourth quarter 2018 and full-year financial reports.

NEW BILL IN FLA. LEGISLATURE COULD IMPACT COLLECTION SUITS

  • A pair of attorneys from Troutman Sanders have written about the potential implications of a bill that has been introduced in the Florida legislature that would require collectors and other assignees to require an individual receive written notice within a specified timeframe before bringing any legal action against the individual.

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