NEW COMPROMISE TRACED ACT COULD PASS CONGRESS THIS MONTH: REPORT
- The full text of a compromise anti-robocall bill — the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act — has been released and while it offers a number of consumer protections, it does not go as far as what was proposed in the original House version of the legislation. The House of Representatives is set to vote on the compromise bill as soon as this week, according to a published report. The report says the bill could be passed by the Senate soon after and be sent to the President for his signature or veto before the end of the month.
JUDGE AWARDS PLAINTIFF $190k IN TCPA CASE OVER CALLS TO REASSIGNED NUMBER
- A District Court judge in New York has imposed a $190,000 judgment against a defendant that was accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making nearly 400 calls — to the wrong individual — to collect on a delinquent credit card account.
TENSIONS RISING AMONG DEMS ON HOUSE FIN’L SERVICES COMMITTEE: REPORT
- A published report is spotlighting a potential rift among Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee, alleging that Chair Rep. Maxine Waters [D-Calif.] is not progressive enough for newer members, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-N.Y.] and Rep. Katie Porter [D-Calif.].
PATIENTS GOING INTO DEBT TO FINANCE UNPROVEN TREATMENTS
- There have been no shortage of articles in recent months accusing hospitals and healthcare facilities of being too aggressive with their collection efforts because they file lawsuits against those who do not pay their medical bills. Now, the spotlight is being turned on another area of the healthcare industry — clinics that encourage individuals to go into debt to finance procedures.
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