EDPA JUDGE PARTIALLY DENIES MTD IN FCRA CASE
- A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has become the latest to tackle the issue of whether a plaintiff has standing to sue when claiming certain violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, partially denying the defendant’s motion to dismiss in a class-action suit.
TRADE GROUPS, INCLUDING ACA INT’L, URGE FCC TO STRENGTHEN MEASURES TO FIX CALL BLOCKING, MISLABELING ISSUES
- A number of trade groups, including ACA International, met with representatives of the Federal Communications Commission last week to discuss the agency’s efforts ensure that legitimate calls are not either blocked or mislabeled by carriers, and, when they are, to provide notification to the callers in real-time.
REPORT CALLS OUT STUDENT LOAN DEBT CANCELLATION AS ‘INEFFECTIVE’ FORM OF STIMULUS
- There is a growing drumbeat for President-elect Joe Biden to cancel some or all of the outstanding student loan debt in America, and proponents of that plan say it would be a boost for the economy should he do it. But a report released last week argues that canceling student loan debt would be an “ineffective form of stimulus” and that there are other ideas that will provide more “bang for the buck.”
CONSUMER ADVOCACY: KRANINGER’S RECORD ‘WARRANTS’ FIRING
- A consumer advocacy is calling on Kathleen Kraninger, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to resign or be fired once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, saying that the regulator has, among other claims, helped debt collectors “abuse and harass” “beleaguered” borrowers.
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