TECH GIANTS MAKE LAST-MINUTE PUSH TO AMEND CCPA
- Companies, including some of the largest in the country, are engaging in a last-minute push to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act before it goes into effect in four months, as a majority of companies predict they will not be able to comply with the law when they must start doing so on Jan. 1.
JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER AMBIGUOUS DEADLINE IN LETTER
- A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it was not specific enough in a collection letter with respect to the deadline for receiving a payment.
JUDGE DENIES MTD OVER INCLUSION OF ‘FEES,’ ‘CHARGES’ IN LETTER WHEN THEY DIDN’T AFFECT BALANCE
- A District Court judge in Indiana has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by including line items for “interest” and other “charges” even though the amounts were zero and no such fees could be added to the balance.
REPORTS GO IN-DEPTH ABOUT HOW DEBTS ARE COLLECTED
- A pair of published reports look at what happens when individuals have unpaid debts, either those owed to a state or those owed to a healthcare organization, when what can be done by those entities to collect on those debts. The reports are part of a growing number of news articles aimed at pulling back the curtain on the debt collection industry and offer industry participants an opportunity to contribute the dialogue and discuss the important role they play in the credit cycle.
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