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
- The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of a contact center that was sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act because it allegedly fired the plaintiff for being anemic, even though she never mentioned having anemia until after she was fired.
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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