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Daily Digest – April 10. Judge Denies Class Certification in FDCPA Service Fee Case; Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Letter Case

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JUDGE DENIES CLASS CERTIFICATION IN FDCPA SERVICE FEE CASE

  • A District Court judge in Illinois has denied certification of a class action in which a collection agency was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by charging a fee for individuals to make payments using an online portal when the underlying agreement related to the debt did not authorize such a fee.

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA LETTER CASE OVER LACK OF DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST RATE, FEES

  • A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued by a collection agency for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it did not include the interest rate and details about other fees in a collection letter so that the plaintiff could determine the current balance on any given date on her own, without the help of the defendant.

HOUSE PASSES BILL TO REFORM IRS, INCLUDING PRIVATE COLLECTION AGENCY PROGRAM

  • The House of Representatives yesterday passed H.R. 1957, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019, which will overhaul the Internal Revenue Service and make chances to the program where the agency places unpaid tax debts with one of four private collection agencies.

ARGUMENTS HEARD ON MTD IN CASE ACCUSING AGENCY OF VIOLATING FDCPA BY USING STATUTORY ‘G’ NOTICE

  • Arguments were heard yesterday in a District Court in New Jersey on a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against a collection agency for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it used the statutory validation notice in a collection letter.

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