NINTH CIRCUIT OVERTURNS LOWER COURT’S RULING, SAYS DEBT BUYER MEETS FDCPA’S DEFINITION OF DEBT COLLECTOR
- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit and determined that a company that purchases and profits from consumer debts meets the definition of “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, even if it does not directly interact with individuals and outsources the actual debt collection work to another company.
APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS DISMISSAL OF FDCPA SUIT ABOUT WHAT CAN BE READ THROUGH ENVELOPE’S WINDOW
- The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit, ruling that it was too eager to discredit that the words “Collection Bureau” were clearly visible through the glassine portion of an envelope containing a collection letter and remanding the case back to the District Court.
IDAHO SENATE JOINS HOUSE IN PASSING MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTION BILL
- The Idaho Senate yesterday nearly unanimously passed a bill that “cracks down on aggressive” medical collections, according to one published report, while it is still uncertain whether the governor will sign or veto the proposed legislation.
FTC FINES CREDIT REPAIR ORGANIZATION THAT MARKETED PIGGYBACK TO BOOST CREDIT SCORES
- The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with a credit repair company that will require it to pay about $65,000 out of a $6.6 million fine after it was accused of charging customers illegal fees and making unsupported promises that it could boost the credit scores of individuals by as much as 120 points within two to six weeks.
INDUSTRY VETERAN JOINS APPLIED INNOVATION AS VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT
- An ARM industry leader in technologies geared to making companies more profitable and successful, Applied Innovation, enthusiastically announces the onboarding of Harry A. Strausser III as their new Vice President of Market Development. In his new role, Strausser will coordinate all sales, marketing and product development and refinement efforts for the organization with a focus on growth in new industry verticals.
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