Daily Digest – December 10. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Lack of Disclosures in Pleadings; Changing Leadership Structure of CFPB Would Lead to ‘Mutant Version’ of Agency

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER LACK OF DISCLOSURES IN COURT PLEADINGS

  • A District Court judge in Florida has granted a motion to dismiss filed by a series of defendants after they were sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because they failed to disclose that communications were coming from a debt collector in legal filings related to a lawsuit that was filed against the plaintiff for an unpaid debt.

CHANGING LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE OF CFPB WOULD CREATE ‘MUTANT VERSION’ OF AGENCY, FIRM ARGUES IN BRIEF

  • Both sides in a Supreme Court fight debating the constitutionality of the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed briefs yesterday arguing why the director of the financial regulator should be able to be fired for any reason, not just for cause.

AGENCIES TRIPLE AMOUNT COLLECTED FOR IRS

  • The Private Debt Collection program where a handful of collection agencies are working accounts on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service nearly tripled the amount of money it collected during the 2019 fiscal year, compared with a year earlier, and nearly tripled its profits as well.

GOOGLE ADDS AUTOMATIC CALL SCREENING TO PIXEL PHONES

  • Google has announced a number of new features for its Pixel line of phones, and individuals who own Pixel 4 devices will see a new automatic call screening feature that has been added.

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