Daily Digest – February 21. Collector Asks Ninth Circuit to Revisit ATDS Definition; Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Settlement Language in Letter

COLLECTOR ASKS NINTH CIRCUIT TO REVISIT ATDS DEFINITION UNDER TCPA

  • Portfolio Recovery Associates has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to re-consider its stance on how an automated telephone dialing system is defined under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in the wake of rulings from a growing number of other Appeals Courts that conflict with the Ninth Circuit’s definition.

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER SETTLEMENT OFFER LANGUAGE IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in Arizona has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by using the phrase “settled in full” in a collection letter that offered to settle a debt for less than the full amount owed.

SPLIT BETWEEN INSURANCE GIANT, PHYSICIAN STAFFING GROUP COULD LEAD TO MORE SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

  • A battle between a health insurance giant and a physician staffing firm could lead to a spike in the number of surprise medical bills sent to individuals visiting anesthesiologists, neonatologists, and obstetricians, according to a published report.

CFPB ASKS FOR $70M MORE TO BOLSTER EDUCATION EFFORTS, COMPLAINT ANALYSIS

  • Kathleen Kraninger, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is not on the same page as President Trump when it comes to how much money the agency should get to run itself for the next few years.

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