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Daily Digest – March 13. New Apps Wreaking Havoc on Collectors; N.J. Judge Denies MSJ, But Grants Appeal in FDCPA Dispute Case

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NEW APPS CAN WREAK HAVOC ON COLLECTORS TRYING TO COMPLY WITH FDCPA: WEBINAR PANELISTS

  • There are apps out there now that imitate the voices of real people and individuals are using them during phone conversations with collection agents as a means of wasting an agent’s time and making it impossible to collect on a debt. That was just one of a number of important topics discussed during a webinar recently that was sponsored by Peak Revenue Learning. The webinar, entitled “Where Collectors Make the Most FDCPA Mistakes” featured a panel of leading compliance experts talking about the areas where agents most often get tripped up when attempting to comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and how agencies can work with their employees to keep mistakes from happening again.

JUDGE DENIES MSJ IN N.J. FDCPA VALIDATION CASE, BUT GRANTS APPEAL TO THIRD CIRCUIT

  • A District Court judge in New Jersey has denied a defendant’s motion for summary judgment but granted an immediate appeal of the ruling to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by failing to note in a collection letter that a dispute must be filed in writing.

SECOND CIRCUIT AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF FDCPA SUIT OVER INTEREST DISCLOSURE IN LETTER

  • The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling dismissing a class-action lawsuit that accused a collection agency of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because of disclosures in the letter related to the accrual of interest on the unpaid debt.

JUDGE RULES SINGLE, UNANSWERED CALL ENOUGH TO GRANT STANDING IN TCPA CASE

  • A District Court judge in California has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making one call — which was not answered — to a plaintiff’s cell phone.

IRS PRIVATE COLLECTION PROGRAM ON PACE TO DOUBLE FIRST YEAR’S RECOVERIES

  • The program to place unpaid debts owed to the Internal Revenue Service with one of four private collection agencies is on pace to more than double the amount collected during its first full-year in action, according to a report provided to the Senate Finance Committee yesterday.

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