Daily Digest – August 7. NYC Publishes Language Access FAQs; Judge Grants Motion in FDCPA Case Over Creditor Name in Letter

NYC PUBLISHES FAQ TO HELP COMPLY WITH LANGUAGE ACCESS RULE

  • The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has issued its long-awaited Frequently Asked Questions related to a new Language Access rule that went into effect in late June and will begin being enforced later this month. A copy of the rules can be accessed by clicking here.

JUDGE GRANTS MOTION FOR DEFENSE IN FDCPA CASE OVER NAME OF CREDITOR IN COLLECTION LETTER

  • A District Court judge in New York has agreed to adopt a Magistrate Judge’s recommendation that a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings be granted after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it allegedly did not properly identify the creditor to whom a debt was owed in a collection letter.

CAP ONE FINED $80M BY REGULATOR FOR DATA BREACH

  • Capital One Bank has been fined $80 million by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for its failures that resulted in a data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 100 million of the bank’s customers.

SURVEY REVEALS HOW CONSUMERS ARE CUTTING CORNERS TO MAKE ENDS MEET DURING PANDEMIC

  • A survey of individuals from across the United States has revealed the lengths that people have gone to in order to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, which offers a glimpse into how the country is managing its finances and illustrates the full impact of the pandemic, especially on those who do not make a lot of money.

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