JUDGE DENIES CERTIFICATION MOTION IN FDCPA CASE BECAUSE CLASS WAS TOO SMALL
- A District Court judge in New Jersey has denied a plaintiff’s motion to certify a class action lawsuit against a collection law firm that was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by seeking damages greater than what was owed by the plaintiff and failing to itemize the claimed damages.
SURVEY SHEDS LIGHT INTO HOW INDIVIDUALS MANAGE HEALTHCARE DEBTS
- Twenty-two percent of Millennials, 17% of members of Generation X, and 12% of Baby Boomers have been unable to pay a medical bill in full and had it sent to collections, according to the results of a survey conducted by AccessOne, a provider of patient financing solutions. Overall, a significant portion of the respondents have delayed care because they could not afford it, used a credit card to pay for a medical bill, or borrowed money from friends or family to cover a healthcare debt.
INACCURACIES, CONFUSION LEAD PATIENTS TO LACK TRUST IN HEALTHCARE BILLS
- Chances are, if you are trying to collect on an unpaid medical debt from an individual, he or she believes that the bill received from the hospital or medical provider is not accurate and has some mistakes on it.
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