APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FDCPA CASE OVER CREDITOR NAME IN LETTER
- The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a lower court’s summary judgment award in favor of a defendant and instead remanded the case back for summary judgment in favor of a plaintiff who sued a collection agency for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not correctly identifying the current creditor to whom the debt was owed in a collection letter.
APPEALS COURT RULES ‘TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENT’ ON ENVELOPE VIOLATES FDCPA
- The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has partially overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a suit in which a collector was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by including the statement “Time Sensitive Document” on the envelope.
REPORT ACCUSES GOV’T OF BEING ‘UNFORGIVING’ COLLECTOR OF DEBTS OWED TO MILITARY HOSPITALS
- The federal government is accused in a published report of being “one of the most unforgiving debt collectors around,” as it seeks to collect unpaid medical debts from individuals who were treated at a military hospital in the United States.
RMAI SUPPORT NEW YORK‘S EFFORTS TO LICENSE DEBT COLLECTORS
- The Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) supports New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s initiative announced last week in his State of the State Address in which he calls for the licensure of debt collection businesses. RMAI has long been a proponent of state licensing.
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