Daily Digest – January 15. EDCA Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Service Fee Case; FCC Fines Robocaller $10M

EDCA JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA SERVICE FEE CASE

  • A District Court judge in California has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it was sued because the collection agency it placed a debt with sent a collection letter that indicated the plaintiff would have to pay a service fee if he made a payment using a debit or credit card.

FCC FINES ILLEGAL ROBOCALLER $10M

  • The Federal Communications Commission has assessed a $10 million fine against an individual accused of illegally using Caller ID in violation of the Truth in Caller ID Act to spoof thousands of robocalls that spewed racist and xenophobic messages.

MINNESOTA AG FINES, BANS STUDENT LOAN DEBT SETTLEMENT COMPANY

  • The Attorney General of Minnesota has obtained a settlement with a student loan debt relief company that illegally collected fees from individuals and misrepresented its services that will see the company pay the state more than $11,000 and cease operations in the state.

CFPB ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR WORKING WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY CONSUMERS

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a series of guidelines for companies in the financial services industry when dealing with individuals for whom English may not be their primary language. The guidelines echo a similar rule that was enacted last year in New York City, but stop short of requiring companies to adhere to the guidelines.

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