Daily Digest – July 6. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Class Action; Bill Introduced in Senate to End License Suspensions for Unpaid Debts

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CLASS ACTION OVER INCLUSION OF TAX DISCLOSURE IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in New Jersey has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act class action for including a disclosure about the possible tax consequences of a debt forgiveness offer, even though the amount being forgiven was $40 and for allegedly not identifying the current creditor to whom the debt was owed.

BILL INTRODUCED IN SENATE THAT WOULD END LICENSE SUSPENSIONS FOR UNPAID DEBTS

  • A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the Senate that would end a program that prohibits states from receiving federal funds for highway projects unless they agree to suspend the driver’s licenses of individuals with unpaid debts.

HOSPITALS PROJECTED TO LOSE ANOTHER $120B DURING REST OF 2020

  • Hospitals nationwide are projected to lose more than $120 billion during the second half of 2020 — largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic — according to a study released by the American Hospital Association.

READ EXPERT PERSPECTIVES ON TRENDING COMPLIANCE TOPICS

  • Click here to read this week’s Compliance Digest. You’ll get insights and opinions from nine different compliance experts — David Schultz, Rick Perr, Ethan Ostroff, Katy Spicer, Mike Frost, Laurie Nelson, Aylix Jensen, Helen Mac Murray, and Danielle Newman — discussing the impact of recent court cases and legislative updates. You’re not going to get that kind of varied perspective anywhere else. The Compliance Digest is sponsored by The Bedard Law Group.

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