Daily Digest – April 21. Judge Grants MTD in Case Over Dispute Notification; Bill Introduced to Curb Salaries at CFPB

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER DISPUTE NOTIFICATION IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not specifically mentioning in the validation notice that a dispute had to be filed in writing, because the plaintiff lacked standing to sue and failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

JUDGE GRANTS PLAINTIFF’S RECONSIDERATION MOTION IN TCPA CASE OVER GOV’T DEBT EXCEPTION

  • A District Court judge in Delaware has granted a plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case, ruling that the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate the exception for using an automated telephone dialing system to collect on debts owed to the federal government means that companies that used that exception should be liable for the calls that were made while the exception was in place.

BILL INTRODUCED TO CURB SALARIES AT CFPB

FCC LAUNCHES DATABASE TO DETAIL CARRIERS’ ROBOCALL MITIGATION EFFORTS

  • The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced it has created a Robocall Mitigation Database, which voice service providers will be required to use as a means of certifying their efforts at mitigating robocalls from being connected to consumers’ phones. Starting September 28, phone companies will be forced to refuse traffic from voice service providers who are not listed in the database.

FTC ISSUES WARNING ABOUT AVOIDING RACISM WHEN USING AI

  • Artificial intelligence has become a big buzzword in the accounts receivable management industry during the past couple of years. Companies are using AI to help identify which accounts to contact and when to contact them and using algorithms to help them make more decisions and handle more collection inquiries. The Federal Trade Commission dropped another buzzword yesterday in a warning about the growth of AI: racism.

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