SIXTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMS LOWER COURT’S DISMISSAL OF FDCPA SUIT OVER PLAINTIFF’S ANXIETY
- Anxiety about whether a collection law firm will sue to collect on an unpaid debt is not enough to qualify as a concrete injury under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in upholding a lower court’s dismissal of a complaint.
PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY FILES TCPA SUIT AFTER PREPAID PHONE RECEIVES 300 UNSOLICITED TEXT MESSAGES
- A plaintiff’s attorney who has represented many individuals in cases against companies in the credit and collection industry has filed a lawsuit of his own, alleging a financial institution violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited text messages via an automated telephone dialing system to a prepaid cell phone he uses to “make anonymous telephone calls to scam operators” when investigating claims of his clients.
LACK OF COMMUNICATION FROM BANKRUPT HOSPITAL CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR COLLECTION AGENCY
- A collection agency has been forced to confirm that the letters and calls it has been making to former patients of a Pennsylvania hospital that has been partially closed because of financial troubles are legitimate attempts to collect on the unpaid debts.
JUDGE DENIES MTD IN CLASS ACTION OVER WRONGFUL BILLING, COLLECTION CLAIMS
- A District Court judge in Alabama has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly wrongfully billing and collecting payments from insured patients and collecting payments that exceeded what the defendants were entitled to recover from insurance companies.
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