Daily Digest – June 25. Getting to Know Nathan Willner; Companies Settle With CFPB Over Deceptive Acts

GETTING TO KNOW NATHAN WILLNER OF THE NATIONAL CREDITORS BAR ASSOCIATION

  • There are people for whom, if you didn’t know what they did for a living, you’d be able to make a pretty good guess based on reading their answers to these questions. If you skipped over the Job Title answer in this profile and kept reading, it would become pretty clear pretty quickly that Nathan Willner is someone who was made for being a Government Affairs Officer. Even he acknowledges that if he were not working at NCBA, he would be a Government Affairs Officer somewhere else. Read on to learn more about Nathan and why coalitions and finding common ground are what get him out of bed in the morning. This series is sponsored by Arbeit.

COMPANIES TO PAY $35k TO SETTLE CFPB ALLEGATIONS OF UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE ACTS

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with a trio of companies accused of engaging in deceptive acts and practices in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The companies will pay a combined $35,000 in civil money penalties.

APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS ARTICLE III CASE EVEN THOUGH OVERCHARGED BALANCE WAS FULLY REFUNDED

  • Simply refunding someone who was overcharged is not enough to argue that the individual does not have standing to sue under Article III of the Constitution, an Appeals Court has ruled, overturning a lower court’s dismissal of a case because the plaintiff should have been paid $3.76 in interest.

FCC TO VOTE ON CALL BLOCKING SAFE HARBOR

  • The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month on establishing a safe harbor that would protect phone carriers from being sued if they inadvertently block a legitimate call as a means of protecting consumers from receiving unwanted calls. But will the safe harbor induce carriers to be more aggressive in blocking calls, including those that may be coming from collectors?

WORTH NOTING: A number of states are slowing their re-opening plans because the number of coronavirus cases is rising at a time when the federal government is cutting back on testing … Disneyland won’t open on July 17 as it had announced … Ways to manage remote workers using emotional intelligence … Face masks that people can’t stop buying … The fast food items that may never make it back to the menu because of coronavirus … How to seize opportunity in a crisis … The U.K.’s ambassador to the U.S. on how to properly make a cup of tea … The likelihood of a second stimulus check is getting better.

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