Daily Digest – February 12. Judge Grants MTD In Case Over Interest Disclosure; ‘Great Affordability Crisis’ is ‘Breaking’ Americans

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER INTEREST DISCLOSURE IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in Wisconsin has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not being clear enough about the purported interest that may have been accruing on an unpaid debt.

HOW THE ‘GREAT AFFORDABILITY CRISIS’ IS ‘BREAKING’ AMERICANS

  • A published report takes an interesting look at what it calls the “Great Affordability Crisis” in America, where the unemployment rate has fallen to record lows and wages have risen across the board, but Americans are still struggling to make ends meet.

JUDGE DENIES CLASS, GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENDANT IN TCPA CASE OVER TEXT MESSAGES ALLEGEDLY SENT VIA ATDS

  • In another Telephone Consumer Protection Act case that further muddies up the compliance waters, a District Court judge in Missouri has denied a plaintiff’s motion to certify a class and granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was accused of violating the TCPA by sending text messages to individuals’ cell phones using an automated telephone dialing system.

MORE CRACKS IN CONSUMERS’ FINANCIAL STABILITY FORMING

  • The amount of household debt held by Americans continues to climb, but now there are more signs that they are having problems making their payments, according to data released yesterday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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