Daily Digest – November 19. Getting to Know Dan Medina of Gulf Coast Collection Bureau; Judge Lowers Plaintiff’s Attorney Fees by 75% in FDCPA Case

GETTING TO KNOW DAN MEDINA OF GULF COAST COLLECTION BUREAU

  • How many times have you heard, “Never show someone you can do something because then you’ll be asked to do it all the time”? Dan Medina is proof that you shouldn’t believe that for a second. Because without demonstrating a talent for data analysis, he wouldn’t be where he was today — Director of Operations for Gulf Coast Collection Bureau. Read on to learn more about Dan and why change is what he likes most about this industry. This series is sponsored by Arbeit.

JUDGE LOWERS PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY FEES BY 75% IN FDCPA CASE

  • A District Court judge in Florida has chopped the amount of attorney’s fees to be awarded to the plaintiff’s counsel in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case by 75%, and called out the counsel for having a “vastly excessive” number of lawyers and paralegals work the case, which showed “a lack of judgment, poor case assessment, and poor common sense.”

APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS CERTIFICATION DENIAL IN CALL CENTER EMPLOYEES’ OVERTIME PAY SUIT

  • The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s denial of class certification in a case that alleged Bank of America violated California law in determining how overtime wages were calculated for more than 5,000 employees working at the company’s 13 call centers in The Golden State.

CONSUMER GROUPS, LOTS OF THEM, ASK BIDEN TO CANCEL STUDENT LOAN DEBTS

  • A group of 238 state and federal consumer organizations have written a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris asking them to cancel all federal student loan debt on their first day in office.

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