WDNY JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER COLLECTION LAWSUIT ISSUES
- A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by filing a lawsuit of its own against an individual with an unpaid debt even though it was not able to prove it had standing to do so.
HOSPITALS NOT DOING ENOUGH TO PUSH CHARITY CARE AND INSTEAD SENDING PATIENTS TO COLLECTIONS: REPORT
- Nearly half of non-profit hospitals are sending bills to individuals for unpaid medical debts even though those individuals qualify for charity or uncompensated care, according to a published report. Those hospitals have written off nearly $3 billion in unpaid debts who would have qualified for financial assistance, according to an analysis of data filed by the hospitals with the Internal Revenue Service.
BATTLE BETWEEN BILLIONAIRE, COLLECTION AGENCY INTENSIFIES AND MOVES FROM MEDIA TO STATE LEGISLATURE
- The battle raging in Idaho between Frank VanderSloot, a billionaire, and a pair of lawyers who own a collection agency, is intensifying, as VanderSloot also begins a lobbying campaign to enact new laws related to the collection of medical debts.
MINN. LAWMAKERS PLEDGE TO ENACT NATION’S TOUGHEST ANTI-ROBOCALL LAW
- A trio of state lawmakers in Minnesota yesterday announced plans to legislate a crackdown on illegal robocalls, which would enhance consumer protections, stiffen penalties for those found to be placing robocalls, and require telecom companies to offer call-blocking technology for free to their customers.
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