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Daily Digest – March 8. Recapping Kathy Kraninger’s Appearance Before Congress; Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA, TCPA Case

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RECAPPING KATHY KRANINGER’S FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE CONGRESS

  • First things first. Let’s get the most important question out of the way. Having listened to most of the House Financial Services Committee ask questions of Kathy Kraninger, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, there was one question that kept popping into my head: how do you pronounce her last name?

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA, TCPA CASE

  • A defendant has been granted a motion to dismiss after it was sued by a plaintiff for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling him after he had revoked consent to be contacted.

JUDGE DENIES CLASS CERTIFICATION IN FDCPA SOL CASE

  • A federal judge in Florida has denied a request to certify a class in a lawsuit filed against a defendant for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by seeking to collect on a time-barred debt without informing the plaintiff that making a payment would restart the statute of limitations on the underlying debt.

ANOTHER ANTI-ROBOCALL BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS

  • Members of Congress are tripping over themselves to introduce legislation aimed at ending the problem of illegal robocalls. The latest bill was introduced yesterday by Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-N.J.], called the Robocall Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2019.

WORTH NOTING: Would you reunite with an ex if that person just won $273 million in the lottery? … Scientists may have discovered a new type of killer whale … Don’t tell my kids, but this looks insanely cool … Apple CEO Tim Cook is having fun with President Trump not being able to remember his name … Drones that bark are the new sheepdogs … Why gas prices are increasing … We talked about this on a webinar earlier this week: AI voices are starting to sound a lot like humans … More than 1 million workers are now eligible for overtime pay … Celebrating International Women’s Day … If you’re using Google Chrome, you may want to read this.

Inside an NYC apartment with a zip line and a slide

Funny Friday

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