SENATE PASSES BILL PREVENTING COLLECTORS FROM GARNISHING STIMULUS PAYMENTS
- The Senate yesterday unanimously passed S. 3841, a bill that protects the stimulus funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act from being garnished by debt collectors, similar to how Social Security payments are exempt from being garnished.
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS RULING FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA CASE OVER TIME-BARRED CLAIM DURING BK
- The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case after filing proof-of-claim notices on time-barred debts during bankruptcy proceedings.
N.C. JUDGE FOLLOWS NINTH, SECOND CIRCUIT IN DEFINING ATDS UNDER TCPA
- A District Court judge in North Carolina has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using an automated telephone dialing system to contact an individual without first receiving his consent, adopting a definition of an ATDS that is in line with how the Ninth and Second Circuit Courts have defined it.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FINED $25k FOR POTENTIAL HIPAA VIOLATIONS
- The Department of Health and Human Services’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has levied a $25,000 fine against a healthcare provider to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for “widespread compliance issues” that were uncovered after a data breach occurred.
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