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Daily Digest – Sept. 6. Plaintiff Seeks $700k in Damages in TCPA Suit; Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Suit Over Time-Barred Debt Disclosure

PLAINTIFF SEEKING $700k IN DAMAGES FOR RECEIVING 343 COLLECTION CALLS ON HIS CELL PHONE AFTER REVOKING CONSENT

  • A Pennsylvania man has filed a lawsuit alleging he received 343 debt collection calls on his cell phone after he revoked his consent to be contacted, accusing the defendant of willfully violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER TIME-BARRED DEBT DISCLOSURE

  • A District Court judge in Illinois has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss and its motion to decertify a class after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act regarding a time-barred notice in a collection letter.

DoE CHASTISED FOR NOT MAKING LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM ‘BORROWER FRIENDLY’

  • A government watchdog had some pretty harsh words for the Department of Education and how it has chosen to implement a program aimed at forgiving the student loans of individuals who work in public service, which perhaps explains why 99% of those who apply for the program are being denied.

DEFENSE BALKS AT LAST-MINUTE REQUEST TO EXPAND DISCOVERY IN TCPA WRONG NUMBER CASE

  • A defendant accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making calls to individuals on their cell phones without obtaining proper consent because the calls were wrong numbers is objecting to a last-minute request from the plaintiffs for a “discovery do-over” on the eve of a hearing before the judge in the case.

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