Daily Digest – February 24. Bill Introduced in Senate to Ban ‘Extraordinary’ Collection of Medical Debt; Judge Denies Attorney’s Withdrawal Request

BILL INTRODUCED IN SENATE TO BAN ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ COLLECTION ACTIONS OF MEDICAL DEBT

  • A bill has been reintroduced in the Senate that would prohibit healthcare providers and their agents from engaging in “extraordinary collection actions” until the COVID-19 pandemic is over or 18 months after the law is enacted.

JUDGE DENIES PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY’S REQUEST TO WITHDRAW FROM FDCPA, FCRA CASE

  • A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has denied a plaintiff’s attorney’s renewed motion to withdraw from a case against a student loan servicer for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, saying her “ill-conceived notion” that her client would be engaging in unlawful or improper behavior by not using the funds from a proposed settlement to pay off the student loan in question, for which the plaintiff is questioning its validity — after she represented him for 18 months after being made aware of the debt — is not grounds for stepping away from the case.

APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS MSJ FOR CONTACT CENTER IN ADA CASE

JUDGE GRANTS STAY IN TCPA CASE AGAINST COLLECTOR

  • A District Court judge in Washington, D.C., has granted a collection agency’s request for a stay in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case pending the outcome of a Supreme Court case that will seek to define how an Automated Telephone Dialing System is defined under the statute.

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