BILL INTRODUCED IN CALIFORNIA TO LICENSE COLLECTORS, DEBT BUYERS
- California state Senator Bob Wieckowski has introduced a bill that would require collection agencies and debt buyers in The Golden State to be licensed, adding another state to the list of those seeking to mandate such a measure.
JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER TOTAL AMOUNT OWED
- A District Court judge in New York has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it included too many dollar amounts in a collection letter and confused the plaintiff, despite saying in the letter “you owe $7,590.41.”
PLAINTIFFS ACCUSE HOSPITAL OF TRYING TO COLLECT DISCHARGED DEBTS
- A trio of former patients are accusing a South Carolina hospital of violating federal law by attempting to collect on debts after individuals have filed for bankruptcy protection.
CFPB, ED. DEPT. SIGN AGREEMENT TO WORK TOGETHER
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Education announced a new agreement yesterday to work together and share information, defrosting an icy relationship that had lasted for more than two years.
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