JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENSE IN FDCPA LETTER CASE
- A District Court judge in New Jersey has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because a collection letter allegedly inferred that a lawsuit was going to be filed against the plaintiff.
SINKING ECONOMY MAY CREATE RECORD NUMBER OF BK FILINGS
- The coronavirus pandemic has created a situation where bankruptcy professionals are “overwhelmed” with the number of inquiries they are receiving from consumers and businesses who are out of work and are running out of options, according to the executive director of the American Bankruptcy Institute, who was quoted in a published report.
JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENSE IN TCPA CASE OVER CALLED PARTY
- In a case that was first noted by TCPAWorld, a District Court judge in Florida has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act because the person the defendant was trying to reach had forwarded his phone calls to his cousin, while also essentially laying waste to all collection-related TCPA suits in The Sunshine State.
IRS BEGINS BRINGING EMPLOYEES BACK TO ITS OFFICES
- As many as 10,000 employees of the Internal Revenue Service are going back to work, according to a published report. The objective is to return “mission-critical” employees back to the office to conduct work that must be done on-site, according to a copy of an email that was sent by the agency’s human capital officer to all employees.
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