Daily Digest – February 18. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Creditor Name in Letter; Indiana Supreme Court Reverses Ruling on SOL

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA SUIT OVER CREDITOR NAME IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in Florida has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not properly naming the current creditor to whom a debt is owed in a collection letter.

INDIANA SUPREME COURT REVERSES RULING ON STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

  • The Indiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision related to the state’s six-year statute of limitations on accelerating the repayment of a debt when it goes into default, ruling that under the state’s two applicable statutes of limitation, “a cause of action for payment upon a promissory note with an optional acceleration clause can accrue on multiple dates.”

THE DISPARITIES IN CHARITY CARE AMONG NON-PROFIT HOSPITALS

  • Not-for-profit hospitals that have the highest profits do not offer as much in charity care as those hospitals that do not make a lot of money, according to research that was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

GEORGE BUCK RETIRES FROM FROST-ARNETT AFTER 40 YEARS

  • Frost-Arnett today announced that its President Emeritus, George Buck is retiring from the organization after a 40-year tenure, where he led strategic growth and success for decades. Buck is widely recognized as a source of thought-leadership and actionable best practices for the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM) and collections industries.

EXPERTS DISH ON TRENDING COMPLIANCE TOPICS

  • Click here to read this week’s Compliance Digest. You’ll get insights and opinions from nine different compliance experts — John Bedard, Stefanie Jackman, Jonathan Robbin, Brit Suttell, Rick Perr, Aylix K. Jensen, June Coleman, Helen Mac Murray, and Laurie Nelson — discussing the impact of recent court cases and legislative updates. You’re not going to get that kind of varied perspective anywhere else. The Compliance Digest is sponsored by The Bedard Law Group.

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