JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER JUDGMENT LETTER SENT TO WRONG ADDRESS
- A District Court judge in Ohio has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by accidentally attaching a judgment to the house of the plaintiff’s parents instead of the plaintiff.
STATE AGENCY ANNOUNCES PROBE INTO HOSPITAL’S COLLECTION PRACTICES
- A hospital in Connecticut is learning that there is more than just reputation and public relations issues when you are spotlighted for taking too many people to court because they are not paying their medical bills.
REPORT: STATES, COUNTIES REALLY INEFFICIENT AT COLLECTING COURT DEBTS
- States and local governments should stop eliminate court-imposed fees, create sliding scales that assess fines’ based on an individual’s ability to repay the debt, and no longer suspend the driver’s licenses of individuals with unpaid debts because the cost of collecting on those debts is too high relative to the revenue it brings in, according to a first-of-its-kind report that was published yesterday.
PAI: FCC WORKING ON REGS FOR CARRIERS NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH ON SHAKEN/STIR
- Not necessarily content with how quickly mobile phone carriers are implementing call authentication technology, the Federal Communications Commission is “actively” prepping regulation that would “make it happen,” according to agency Chairman Ajit Pai, who made the remark during a speech at an anti-robocall conference in Massachusetts yesterday.
WORTH NOTING: RIP to the inventor of the Nerf football, who spent 15 years playing in the NFL … A first for fans of the holiday Hess toy trucks … A look at the new overtime rules that are going into effect on Jan. 1 … The explosion in the number of personal loans being taken out is a warning sign for the economy … Parents are getting divorced to help their kids get student aid … A demo of Tesla’s new armored truck didn’t go so well … Fans of the Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show will be disappointed with this news … Freelance skills to help you earn more money … A doctor goes way above and beyond the call to save a passenger in mid-air.
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