Daily Digest – June 7. Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court Ruling in FDCPA Case; TSI Buys Account Control Technology

APPEALS COURT REVERSES LOWER COURT RULING, AFFIRMS AVILA DISCLOSURE NOT REQUIRED WHEN MAKING SETTLEMENT OFFER

  • The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s decision and remanded a case back to a District Court judge to enter judgment in favor of a defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, ruling that the defendant did not have to notify the plaintiff that the balance owed may be increasing due to interest and fees when making a settlement offer in a collection letter.

TSI CONTINUES ACQUISITION SPREE, BUYS ACCOUNT CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

  • Transworld Systems Inc. (TSI) continued its acquisition binge last week, announcing on Friday evening that it had closed on its purchase of Account Control Technology Holdings, which had 20 offices and nearly 4,000 employees at one time. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, sources estimated that TSI paid between $140 million and $150 million to buy ACT.

NEVADA GOV. SIGNS HEALTHCARE COLLECTION BILL IN TO LAW

FINANCIAL BARRIERS ERODING PATIENT TRUST IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: SURVEY

  • A large disconnect remains between healthcare providers and patients when it comes to the financial side of their relationship, according to the results of a recently released survey, which details how providers can do a better job of meeting their patients’ expectations before, during, and after visits to a doctor’s office or hospital.

READ EXPERT PERSPECTIVES ON TRENDING COMPLIANCE TOPICS

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