APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS FIRING OF COLLECTION AGENCY EMPLOYEE
- A collection agency has been cleared by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals after it was accused of firing a former employee who claimed she was being discriminated against as a result of her race and gender because the former employee could not provide enough evidence that company’s Chief Executive knew about the claims at the time he decided to fire her, even though the employee had settled similar charges only 16 months before she was fired.
TEXAS SUPREME COURT LIFTS BAN ON GARNISHMENT, DEBT COLLECTION ACTIONS
- The Texas Supreme Court yesterday issued updated emergency orders that lifts a temporary ban that had been in place barring evictions and debt collection lawsuits and garnishments. Proceedings for evictions and debt collection activity in the state can resume next week, according to the orders.
CFPB REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH DEBT RELIEF COMPANIES, WILL PAY $450k OF $18M FINE
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced an $18 million settlement and stipulated final judgment — most which has been suspended — with a number of individuals and companies who were accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by allegedly obtaining individuals’ credit reports illegally and allegedly charging unlawful advance fees for debt relief services.
ADVOCACY GROUP ANALYZES CONSUMER COMPLAINTS FILED WITH CFPB DURING COVID-19
- A consumer advocacy has published an analysis of the complaints filed by consumers with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the coronavirus pandemic and there are some interesting data points related to the accounts receivable management industry.
WORTH NOTING: The CDC has issued a guide to the re-opening of schools and businesses … Restaurants and salons are adding a new item to their bills, and consumers are not happy … Americans are going to be hitting the road this summer … What McDonald’s envisions eating in restaurants will look like … An interesting question for employers — what constitutes a fever? … We are getting a lot closer to one another these days … What the office could look like in a post-pandemic rule … Why you may want to read the fine print on your health insurance.
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