Daily Digest – December 4. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Class Action Over $0 Balance; FCC Gives Providers Safe Harbor From Blocking Calls

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CLASS ACTION OVER $0.00 BALANCE LINE ITEM IN LETTER

  • In a case that was defended by Patrick Newman at Bassford Remele, a District Court judge in Wisconsin has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued in a putative class action for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it included line items in a collection letter indicating that the plaintiffs owed $0.00 on certain debts, which the plaintiffs claimed was confusing and misleading, in light of language in the letter that said the accounts “have not been paid in full.”

FCC GIVES VOICE SERVICE PROVIDERS SAFE HARBOR FROM INADVERTENTLY BLOCKING LEGITIMATE CALLS

  • The Federal Communications Commission has issued a Report and Order that gives voice service providers more power to block calls they deem likely to be a specific type of scam call while also announcing it is expanding its work with law enforcement agencies across the globe.

FDCPA SUITS CONTINUE DECLINE AS FCRA, TCPA SUITS CLIMB: WEBRECON

  • Consumers and the attorneys who represent them in litigation against companies in the accounts receivable management industry continued to forgo the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in favor of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, according to data released by WebRecon.

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