Daily Digest – September 22. Judge Denies MTD While State Court Case is Ongoing; Nev. Agencies Back in the Office in 2021

JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA CASE WHILE STATE COURT CASE IS ONGOING

  • A District Court judge in Minnesota has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss, and in the alternative, a motion to stay a lawsuit filed by a plaintiff alleging the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act during the course of filing its own lawsuit against the plaintiff in an attempt to collect on an unpaid debt.

NEVADA REGULATOR TELLS AGENCIES IT’S TIME TO GO BACK TO THE OFFICE

  • A few years ago, my wife and I leased a sport utility vehicle. When the lease was up, we weren’t what to do, so the lender offered to extend the lease for a month. After a month, we still has not made up our minds and we asked for another one month extension. A month later, we were still hmming and hawing and asked for another extension. Ok, the lender told us, but this was going to be the last one. Three extensions was the maximum number they offered. I tell this story because collectors in Nevada might be able to relate to it, after the state’s Department of Business and Industry has extended the guidance allowing collectors to work from home again, this time until December 31.

PROVIDER PAYS $1.5M TO SETTLE WITH HHS FOLLOWING DATA BREACH

  • The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights has reached a settlement with a healthcare provider that was the subject of a data breach that compromised the identities of 209,000 individuals which will see the provider pay $1.5 million.

PLAINTIFF FILES TCPA SUIT, ALLEGES RECEIVING MORE THAN 130 COLLECTION CALLS AFTER REVOKING CONSENT

  • An individual has filed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit, claiming she received more than 130 debt collection calls from a defendant allegedly using an automated telephone dialing system after revoking consent to be contacted.

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