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Daily Digest – May 21. Comment Period on Proposed Rule Opens; Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Lack of Response

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COMMENT PERIOD OPENS ON CFPB’S PROPOSED DEBT COLLECTION RULE

  • Ladies and gentleman, start your comments. The 90-day comment window on the proposed debt collection rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened today following its publication in the Federal Register, and will remain open until August 19, 2019.

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER LACK OF RESPONSE

  • In another one of those “if you get a letter from a debt collector saying you need to contact them, please do so” cases, a District Court judge in Indiana has dismissed a case against a collector that was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it did exactly what it said it would do in letters sent to the plaintiff.

N.J. JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENSE IN FDCPA CASE OVER DISPUTE NOTICE IN COLLECTION LETTER

  • A District Court judge in New Jersey has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by including an invitation for the plaintiff to contact the defendant via telephone in an initial collection letter, creating confusion over the requirement that a dispute must be filed in writing.

FOSTER & GARBUS RESPONDS TO CFPB LAWSUIT

  • Foster & Garbus released a statement yesterday, after being sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

OREGON HOUSE PASSES BILL LIMITING INTEREST RATE ON UNPAID MEDICAL DEBT

  • The Oregon House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill that would alter the amount of interest that a healthcare facility or debt collector can charge on unpaid medical debt, ensure that collectors are following state collection guidelines when collecting on medical debt, and open up charity care and financial assistance to more low-income individuals.

CENTERPOINT LEGAL SOLUTIONS CHARITY EVENT RAISES MORE THAN $20,000 FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

  • More than 200 participants, 33 Sponsors, and over a dozen volunteers participated in the CenterPoint Legal Solutions TopGolf Charity Event held on May 15, 2019, in Minneapolis, MN. The event raised more than $20,000 for Elite Meet and Naked Warrior Project, two military charities active within our veteran communities.

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