Daily Digest – April 28. Defendant in Hunstein Case Hires New Lawyer; Judge Reverses Course, Undoes Certification, MSJ for Plaintiff in FDCPA Case

DEFENDANT IN HUNSTEIN CASE HIRES NEW LAWYER, WHO CONFIRMS EN BANC PETITION WILL BE FILED

  • The defendant in the Hunstein case out of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has hired a new lawyer, who confirmed that the company will be filing a petition with the Court for an en banc rehearing of the case.

JUDGE REVERSES COURSE, UNDOES CERTIFICATION, MSJ FOR PLAINTIFF IN FDCPA CASE OVER CREDITOR ID IN LETTER

  • In a case that was defended by Jin Shin and the team at Malone Frost Martin, a District Court judge in Illinois has reversed himself and granted a defendant’s motion for reconsideration, undoing class certification and summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff, and awarding summary judgment to the defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case over the identity of a creditor to whom a debt was owed in a collection letter.

ACLU LAWSUIT SEEKS TO STOP COUNTY FROM PLACING UNPAID COURT DEBTS WITH COLLECTION AGENCY

  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington has filed a class-action lawsuit against Pierce County, Washington, accusing it of violating the constitutional rights of individuals by using private collection agencies to recover unpaid court debts.

CFPB EMPLOYEES’ UNION RAISES PAY DISCRIMINATION ISSUE

  • Does the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have a racism problem? A report issued by the union representing employees at the regulator claims that Black employees are paid, on average, $20,000 less than their white counterparts, according to a published report. The union is calling on Rohit Chopra, who has been nominated to be the CFPB’s next director, to address and fix the problem.

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