Daily Digest – September 24. Getting to Know Doug Lapointe of Annuity Health; Plaintiff’s Attorney Ordered to Repay $24k

GETTING TO KNOW DOUG LAPOINTE OF ANNUITY HEALTH

  • Nothing upsets Doug Lapointe more than failing. Thankfully, it does not happen that often for the 16-year industry veteran who has worked his way up from collecting at a rent-to-own store to his current gig as Director of Operations. Being honest and upfront with his staff has helped make sure that there are never any surprises when bad news has to be shared. Read on to learn more about Doug and how close he came to becoming a police officer instead. This series is sponsored by Arbeit.

PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY ORDERED TO REPAY $27k AFTER JUDGE GRANTS SANCTIONS MOTION

  • A District Court judge in California has granted a defendant’s motion for sanctions under Rule 11 and ordered a plaintiff’s attorney to pay the defendant’s legal bills of more than $27,000 after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for using a fake summons to try and collect on a debt.

HOW TRAINING HAS CHANGED DURING COVID-19

  • Hiring and training a new employee is like building the foundation for a house. If it’s done correctly, the house will proudly stand the test of time. If it’s done incorrectly, it won’t stand a chance and will cause nothing but headaches for the owner. If that seems like the stakes are high for making sure new hires are trained properly, that is because they are, and it is. Especially according to a trio of training experts who spoke on a panel during a webinar last week, which was sponsored by Peak Revenue Learning.

HHS FINES VENDOR $2.3M FOR DATA BREACH

  • A vendor that works with healthcare providers has agreed to repay $2.3 million after it was hacked and the personal information of more than 6 million individuals was compromised, in a settlement with the Department of Health & Human Services’s Office of Civil Rights.

WORTH NOTING: Tips to help you stop stress spending … President Obama shared his cell phone number yesterday and encouraged people to reach out to him … People planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square need to make other plans … Why you need to start getting seven hours of sleep, if you aren’t already … California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars starting in 2035 … A robot has been developed that can beat professional curlers … A Massachusetts man died last year from eating too much black licorice … How a pain-killing injection turns into a punctured lung, I’ll never know.

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