Daily Digest – November 17. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Harassment Case; Debt Buyer to Offer $2.7M of Relief in Settlement with Maryland AG

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA HARASSMENT CASE

  • A District Court judge in Georgia has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, ruling that the plaintiff failed to state a claim because she forgot one of the most important components of an FDCPA claim.

DEBT BUYER TO OFFER $2.7M OF RELIEF IN SETTLEMENT WITH MARYLAND AG

  • The Attorney General of Maryland has announced a settlement between his office and a third-party debt buyer that will result in $2.7 million of debt relief for individuals who attended a for-profit college that lost its accreditation, closed its doors, and had its assets sold by a court-appointed receiver.

BIDEN NAMES FORMER COMMISSIONER WHO VOTED IN FAVOR OF 2015 TCPA RULING TO TRANSITION TEAM

  • President-elect Joe Biden continued to add members to his transition team, this time selecting a handful of individuals to oversee the Federal Communications Commission, including a former commissioner who voted in favor of the 2015 Omnibus ruling that dramatically overhauled the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and led to a landmark lawsuit.

WHY YOU SHOULD START READING THE DEBT COLLECTION RULE NEAR THE END, NOT AT THE BEGINNING

  • The debt collection rule released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on October 30 is 653 pages long, which is a lot to digest for even the most ardent bibliophile among us in the industry. But unlike a saucy romance novel or a riveting courtroom drama the debt collection rule is not necessarily best read by starting at page 1 and continuing through until you get to the end.

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