GETTING TO KNOW AMY STRATZ OF FBCS
- There are people who go into the family business only to learn it isn’t for them and there are people who go into the family business and find their true calling. It’s easy to see from the answers provided by Amy Stratz into which camp she falls. While she may never have found any loose change opening payment envelopes, she did find something far more rewarding, even if it meant not being able to pursue a career in the frozen dairy industry. Read on to learn more about Amy and why challenging her to a game of beer pong is likely not a good idea. This series is sponsored by Applied Innovation.
WEBINAR RECORDING: LEGAL EXPERTS URGE CALM IN FACE OF GROWING NUMBER OF CLASS ACTIONS
- The number of class-action lawsuits accusing debt collectors of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by communicating with a third party — a letter vendor — about the existence of a debt when it sent the plaintiff’s personal information to the vendor to be included in and mailed out as a collection letter continues to grow and expand day-by-day. More than a dozen such suits have been filed following the Eleventh Circuit’s ruling in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services and there are no signs that the deluge is going to stop any time soon.
JUDGE PARTIALLY GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER DISPUTE LANGUAGE IN LETTER
- A District Court judge in Illinois has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by only mentioning that a dispute had to be filed in writing but granted the motion on the claim that a reference to obtaining a copy of a judgment and mailing it to the plaintiff violated the statute.
CFPB PUBLISHES COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CONSUMER COMPLAINTS
- There appears to be a racial component to consumer complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to data released yesterday by the regulator, including complaints related to debt collection. Overall, consumers living in counties with the highest percentage of minority populations submitted four times as many complaints as those living in counties with the lowest percentages of minority populations.
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