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Daily Digest – March 15. Takeaways from ACA’s Spring Forum; Judge Relies on Policies to Compel Arbitration in FDCPA Case

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TAKEAWAYS FROM ACA INTERNATIONAL’S SPRING FORUM

  • ACA International held its 2019 Spring Forum event in Las Vegas this week. Here are some snippets and highlights of the event, which included a significant amount of great ideas and content.

JUDGE RELIES ON POLICIES TO COMPEL ARBITRATION IN FDCPA CLASS ACTION

  • Relying on the policies and procedures of the original creditor and the subsequent debt buyer, a District Court judge has agreed to compel arbitration in a class-action lawsuit in which the debt buyer was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by indicating the “current balance” on a debt in a collection letter without clearly stating whether the amount will or will not increase.

VIRGINIA PASSES TELEPHONE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT, INCLUDES EXEMTPION FOR COLLECTORS

  • Debt collectors will be exempt from a bill that was signed into law last week by the governor of Virginia seeking to crack down on unwanted and unsolicited telemarketing calls.

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