Daily Digest – July 9. Getting to Know Arlynn Flecker; Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Case

GETTING TO KNOW ARLYNN FLECKER OF NATIONWIDE CREDIT CORP.

  • There are not many people who enjoy hearing the remarks when they find out someone from the industry is a collector. But there are a few people, like Arlynn Flecker, for example, who relish the opportunity to teach people about all the good things the industry does for consumers. And that is what makes this industry so special. Read on to learn more about Arlynn and why she needs a bigger office.

JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER DISPUTE REQUIREMENT IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in Alabama has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it required the recipient of a collection letter to state the reasons why a debt was being disputed.

DEFENDANTS IN CFPB DEBT RELIEF SUIT WILL PAY $22K OUT OF $3.8M JUDGMENT

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced a stipulated final order with a debt relief company and its owners and officers, who will repay $22,000 out of a $3.8 million judgment after being accused of charging illegal advance fees. The defendants are also permanently barred from providing debt relief services in the future.

N.C. DEBT RELIEF BILL STALLS IN SENATE DESPITE LOBBYING FROM MARINES, FIN’L SERVICES INDUSTRY

  • Despite lobbying from the U.S. Marine Corps and financial institutions, a bill aimed at overhauling the debt relief industry in North Carolina did not make it to the state Senate floor for a vote yesterday before the legislature adjourned for the summer.

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