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Daily Digest – January 7. Plaintiff Files FDCPA Class Action Over Allegedly Conflicting Statements; New Yorkers are Most Financially Stressed

PLAINTIFF FILES FDCPA CLASS ACTION OVER ALLEGEDLY CONFLICTING STATEMENTS IN SUMMONS, AFFIDAVIT

  • A consumer is alleging the purchaser of a defaulted credit card account and the law firm it hired to file a lawsuit against the consumer to collect on the unpaid debt violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by seeking to collect court costs from the consumer, even though it indicated in an affidavit that it was not seeking to collect more than what was owed.

NEW YORKERS ARE MOST FINANCIALLY STRESSED

  • New York might share borders with New Jersey and Connecticut but their residents do not share the same amount of financial stress, according to a website’s study of how individuals in different states searched for personal finance terms on Google, such as debt collection, debt relief, bankruptcy, and debt consolidation.

FLA. JUDGE GRANTS STAY IN TCPA CASE TO SEE HOW FCC DEFINES ATDS

  • A District Court judge in Florida has granted a stay in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case to see how the Federal Communications Commission moves forward with its definition of an automated telephone dialing system.

ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER PUTS UP STOP SIGN ON COLLECTING RED-LIGHT CAMERA FINES

  • What does it say about a product when a state-run collection operation tells municipalities that it will no longer help them collect unpaid tickets that were created by that product?

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