Daily Digest – September 23. Judge Grants MTD in FCRA Case; VA Offers Debt Suspension

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FCRA CASE OVER DISPUTE INVESTIGATION

  • A District Court judge in Illinois has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not investigating and removing inaccurate information from the plaintiff’s credit report.

VA OFFERS DEBT SUSPENSION TO VETS IMPACTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that individuals who have been affected by natural disasters, such as the wildfires in California and Oregon or hurricanes in the Southeast, can receive a 90-day suspension of debt collection efforts, in order to give those individuals time to get back on their feet.

MORE RCMS PLANNING TO ALLOW PERMANENT WORK-FROM-HOME PRIVILEGES

  • Only one out of four revenue cycle management companies are not planning on making any permanent changes to their operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the results of a survey that were released this month. One-third of those companies are, for example, planning to allow more individuals to work from home permanently.

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENSE IN FDCPA CASE OVER ALLEGED HARASSMENT

  • How is a collection agency to know when an individual is revoking consent to be contacted? That can be tricky sometimes, especially if the individual does not make his or her intentions known in a clear and explicit fashion. But, there are times when it can be clear that consent has not been revoked. Such is the case in Georgia, where a District Court judge granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because the plaintiff claimed to have made “repeated” requests that the collector stop calling him.

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