Daily Digest – October 15. Getting to Know Jenna Guyton of Americollect; Judge Grants Motion for Defense Over Creditor ID in Letter

GETTING TO KNOW JENNA GUYTON OF AMERICOLLECT

  • If not for “crazy” hours and a “long” commute, the ARM industry might not have had the pleasure of Jenna Guyton’s presence. But, like her, we are all happy she found her way into the industry. As the only daughter among seven siblings, she probably had more than her fair share of training for this line of work growing up. Read on to learn more about Jenna and how progress is progress, no matter how fast you are moving. This series is sponsored by Arbeit.

JUDGE GRANTS MOTION FOR DEFENSE IN FDCPA CASE OVER CREDITOR IDENTIFICATION IN LETTER

  • Robbie Malone and the team at Malone Frost Martin shared the details of a victory in a case in which a District Court judge in New York granted a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings after it was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not properly identifying the creditor to whom a debt was owed in a collection letter.

JUDGE APPROVES $6M SETTLEMENT IN TCPA CASE AGAINST COLLECTOR

  • A District Court judge in California has granted final approval of a $6 million settlement in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case that alleged a debt collector placed calls to individuals’ cell phones using an automated telephone dialing system without first obtaining their consent. The defendant has also agreed to create an $18 million debt relief fund that will waive up to $599 in debt owed to the defendant for each member of the class with an open account.

BRANDING ARC HELPS INCREASE AWARENESS FOR STOP ABUSE

  • Branding Arc announces the donation of marketing support aimed at increasing awareness for Stop Abuse. This contribution will help reach child sexual abuse victims who have been silenced during stay-at-home orders resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

WORTH NOTING: The coronavirus pandemic is causing a growing number of people to suffer from chronic stress symptoms … For those who dreamed of one day owning the house of Nikki Sixx … One Black Friday is not enough for Walmart this year … For those of you who want to smell like bacon when wearing your facemask … A lot of people are complaining about their auto loans these days … For those who want to cook at home and make it feel like they are eating at a fancy restaurant …The impact of COVID doesn’t stop when you test negative … Wells Fargo fired a lot of people for improperly applying for federal coronavirus relief money.

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