JUDGE CERTIFIES CLASS IN FDCPA SUIT OVER USE OF DEPOSITIONS IN POST-JUDGMENT COLLECTIONS
- A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss and granted a motion to certify a class in a case in which the defendant is accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by sending deposition notices to individuals with default judgments entered against them as a means of getting individuals into a room with the defendant to discuss a settlement of the unpaid debt.
JURY FINDS COLLECTION AGENCY’S LETTER ADVISING THAT CONSUMER WOULD NEXT HEAR FROM AN ATTORNEY DID NOT FALSELY THREATEN SUIT IN VIOLATION OF FDCPA
- A special guest post from Ron Canter, writing about a recent jury verdict in favor of an agency that was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it did not allegedly follow through on a statement it made in a collection letter.
WHAT THE COMPLIANCE EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TODAY’S TRENDING TOPICS
- Click here to read this week’s Compliance Digest, sponsored by Applied Innovation. You’ll get insights from eight different compliance experts — Kelly Knepper-Stephens, Laurie Nelson, Dennis Barton, June Coleman, Joann Needleman, David Kaminski, Amy Jonker, and Mitch Williamson — discussing the impact of recent court cases and legislative updates, including the California Consumer Privacy Act. You’re not going to get that kind of varied perspective anywhere else.
FEDERAL GOV’T TAKING NOTICE OF INCREASE IN HEALTHCARE LAWSUITS
- All of the published reports highlighting the hospital networks, especially non-profit facilities, which have been filing lawsuits against former patients with unpaid debts has made its way to Washington, D.C., and the federal government appears ready to do something about it.
NEW CALIFORNIA ‘GIG’ LAW COULD HAVE IMPACT ON COLLECTION AGENCIES
- A new law generating consternation in California that has the potential to spread to other states across the country could impact the credit and collection industry as well as the call center industry, depending on how individuals are classified by the companies for which they work.
WORTH NOTING: A very tough weekend for Rock N Roll … A pretty cool new dinosaur has been discovered … Union workers at General Motors walked out on strike today … How to find the perfect office space … The pros and cons of flexible work schedules … How the atomic bomb and current CEO pay scales are connected … This guy definitely won’t let things go … The next Live Aid is in the works.
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