Daily Digest – March 27. Mass. Enacts Emergency Collection Provisions; Judge Rejects Request to Set Aside Scammer’s Sentence

MASSACHUSETTS ENACTS EMERGENCY DEBT COLLECTION PROVISIONS, BANS PHONE CALLS

JUDGE REJECTS REQUEST TO SET ASIDE DEBT COLLECTION SCAMMER’S SENTENCE

  • A District Court judge in New York has denied a request from an individual who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and was sentenced to 90 months in prison for his role in a multi-million debt collection scam to have his sentence vacated or set aside because the individual’s lawyer was “ineffective.”

S.C. LAWMAKER CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON MEDICAL COLLECTIONS

SUIT TOTALS DROP IN FEBRUARY, BUT MOSTLY REMAIN ABOVE 2019 PACE: WEBRECON

  • Even though they might not have maintained the pace set in January, the number of lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act still are mostly outpacing the number that were filed during the first two months of last year, according to data released yesterday by WebRecon.

N.C. AG SUSPENDS COLLECTION OF DEBTS OWED TO STATE

  • The attorney general of North Carolina has suspending all collection efforts by the state’s Department of Justice, which collects debts for a number of state agencies, including universities, and the health and transportation departments.

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