Daily Digest – July 10. Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Case over ‘Non-Interest Charges’; Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Key Industry Cases

JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER ‘NON-INTEREST CHARGES’ LINE ITEM IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in New York has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by sending a letter that confused the plaintiff because it contained a line item in a table detailing the amount that was owed but did not offer an explanation of the source of the line item.

SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN ATDS CASE

  • The Supreme Court yesterday granted a petition to hear arguments in Duguid v. Facebook, a case that will seek to settle once and for all how an automated telephone dialing system is defined under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN FTC CASE OVER ALLOWANCE OF FINES IN CONSUMER PROTECTION SUITS

  • The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case that will determine whether the Federal Trade Commission is allowed to seek monetary restitution from individuals and companies accused of violating consumer protection laws.

COLORADO ENACTS LAW PROHIBITING GARNISHMENTS FOR UP TO 360 DAYS

  • The governor of Colorado has signed a bill into law that will establish a 180-day moratorium on what the law defines as “extraordinary” collection activities while also expanding the amount of property and assets that can be garnished or seized to repay unpaid debts.

WORTH NOTING: Add another politician to the list of people advising not to get tested for coronavirus … Sitting here waiting for the rain to start in New Jersey. It’s going to be a wet day … How grocery stores are going to change in the wake of the pandemic … The best arguments for wearing a mask … The college football season is in big trouble … It’s been four months already. We should be doing better than “not great” … A full economic recovery is still two years away, according to an economist … A town in Washington is giving residents wooden money.

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