Daily Digest – October 19. Judge Approves $633k Settlement in FDCPA Class Action; Judge Denies MTD in FCRA Suit Over Lack of Investigation

JUDGE APPROVES $633K SETTLEMENT IN FDCPA CLASS ACTION

  • A District Court judge in New York has approved a class-action settlement in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case that will see the defendant pay $633,500 in debt relief, cash relief, attorney’s fees, and an award to the named plaintiff.

JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FCRA SUIT OVER LACK OF INVESTIGATION

  • A District Court judge has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act because it did not perform a reasonable investigation into a dispute even though the plaintiff disputed the debt 42 times with three different credit bureaus.

MORE RCMS USING AUTOMATION, BUT SIZE MATTERS

  • More hospitals and health systems are incorporating technology that automates tasks into their operations, but the amount of automation being deployed within an organization appears to be tied to the amount of revenue being generated by the company, according to a survey of healthcare financial managers.

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