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Daily Digest – April 5. Judge Grants MSJ For Defense in FDCPA Case; Loan Servicer Launches Collection Agency

The Daily Digest is sponsored by Microbilt. Designed to help debt collection professionals, MicroBilt’s platform of recovery and skip tracing tools provide quick, convenient, and current data that help you prioritize and successfully track people down and collect. Keep your skip tracing and debt recovery efficient and effective! Contact us to find out about our 90 Day Try Us Program. Call 800-884-4397 or visit www.microbilt.com.

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENSE IN FDCPA CASE BECAUSE PLAINTIFF DID NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH EVIDENCE

  • A District Court judge in Illinois has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by sending a collection letter that, along with the amount of the debt, included “Accrued Interest: $0.00” and warned of an additional fee should a check be returned because of insufficient funds.

LOAN SERVICER LAUNCHES THIRD-PARTY COLLECTION AGENCY

  • First Associates, a loan servicer, has announced the launch of its own third-party collection agency, Activate Financial. The company will specialize in collecting automotive, credit card, installment and personal loan, student loan and healthcare debt, but “is standing by to offer support across all asset classes,” according to a press release announcing the company’s launch.

JUDGE DENIES PLAINTIFF’S MSJ, ORDERS SHOW CAUSE WHY DEFENSE SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FDCPA WINDOW CASE

  • We haven’t seen one of these in a while, but a District Court judge in New Jersey has denied a plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and given the plaintiff until next week to show cause why summary judgment should not be granted for the defendant after it was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by allowing the plaintiff’s account number to show through the glassine window of an envelope containing a collection letter.

CONVERSATIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN DEBT COLLECTION

  • A guest article from Hannah Huerta of PDCflow looks at the use of conversational intelligence — how open you are to learning during each conversation you have — in debt collection, featuring perspective from Leslie Bender of BCA Financial Services.

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