Daily Digest – April 6. N.M. Gov. Signs Medical Collection Bill Into Law; Appeals Court Overturns Ruling in FCRA Case

N.M. GOV. SIGNS MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTION BILL INTO LAW

  • Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico signed 50 bills into law yesterday, including one that aims to protect low-income residents of the state from incurring medical debts by preventing healthcare providers from placing collection accounts or filing lawsuits against certain low-income individuals, according to a published report.

APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS RULING IN FCRA CASE

  • Once a customer, always a customer, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a lower court’s denial to compel arbitration in a Fair Credit Reporting Act case, determining that the defendant was not violating the law when it accessed a former customer’s credit report when he called about obtaining service from the defendant 18 months after he had canceled his contract.

CFPB ISSUES NPRM SEEKING TO HALT FORECLOSURES UNTIL 2022

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would prohibit mortgage servicers from starting foreclosure proceedings until 2022 while also providing servicers with the ability to offer streamlined loan modification options to homeowners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

JUDGE DENIES MTD ON FDCPA CLAIMS OVER GARNISHMENT INFO SENT TO WRONG PERSON

  • A District Court judge in Washington has partially granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss, but denied the motion related to claims the defendant allegedly violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it mistakenly sent two letters to the plaintiff informing him that a writ of garnishment had been entered against him, one of which was sent after the plaintiff had hired an attorney who instructed the defendant to cease communications.

BUSINESS AND STRATEGY LEADER CHRIS RUSSELL JOINS PLAZA SERVICES TEAM

  • Plaza Services, LLC, a debt buyer in Atlanta, Ga., is pleased to announce the recent addition of Chris Russell as Director of Inventory Management. In this role, Mr. Russell will be responsible for the strategic analysis, placement, and oversight of network operations for receivables inventory.

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