Daily Digest – May 18. SDNY Judge Dismisses FDCPA Case; Debt Settlement Firm to Repay Consumers $5.4M

SDNY JUDGE DISMISSES FDCPA CASE OVER DISPUTE LANGUAGE IN LETTER

  • A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because of the language it used in a collection letter to indicate the methods in which the plaintiff could dispute the validity of the debt.

DEBT SETTLEMENT FIRM TO REPAY CONSUMERS $5.4M UNDER AGREEMENT WITH CFPB

JUDGE DENIES REQUEST FOR TRO TO BLOCK CFPB’S FDCPA EVICTION RULE

  • A District Court judge in Tennessee has denied a plaintiff’s motion for a temporary injunction seeking to block the enactment of an interim final rule saying that collectors may face prosecution under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for not providing written notices to individuals being evicted, determining that the rule does not apply where courts have blocked the eviction order from being enforced.

DFPI HIRES ADVOCATE TO RUN FINTECH OFFICE

  • The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) yesterday announced it has hired a leading consumer advocate to run its Office of Financial Technology and Innovation, with the mandate to create a “national model for fostering responsible innovation” for entrepreneurs developing financial products and services in the state.

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