GETTING TO KNOW DIANN JENKINS OF CREDIT BUREAU OF JONESBORO
- There is no doubt that new ways of doing business are revolutionizing the accounts receivable management industry. But it is important to remember that the old ways of doing business worked pretty well, too. Take, for example, the best piece of advice that Diann Jenkins — who has been working in this industry for 44 years — has ever received: smile before you pick up the phone. Something so simple, yet so important. There is so much that can be learned from the people — like Diann — who have helped build this industry to what it is today. Read on to learn more about Diann and her pragmatic approach to making sure things are done the right way. This series is sponsored by Applied Innovation.
NINTH CIRCUIT REVERSES RULING IN FDCPA CASE OVER TYPE OF DEBT
- Anyone who has been in this industry for more than a hot minute knows that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act applies to any debt in which the subject of the transaction is for primarily personal, family, or household purposes. But every now and then a case comes along where the type of debt in question is more of a square peg that can’t be pounded into that round hole of a definition. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was faced with just such a case, and determined that a District Court judge erred in ruling that the FDCPA did not apply to a property that was purchased by the plaintiffs and being rented out, saying that the judge did not look closely enough at whether the transaction was for commercial or consumer purposes.
JUDGE GRANTS MOTION FOR DEFENDANT IN FCRA CASE OVER DISPUTED TRADELINE
- A District Court judge in Alabama has granted a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act because it referenced a monthly payment amount on a tradeline that had been closed and where the balance was $0 when furnishing information to the credit reporting agencies.
CALIF. AG ISSUES WARNING THAT CHILD TAX CREDITS ARE EXEMPT FROM GARNISHMENTS
- A month before the federal Child Tax Credit payments start landing in the bank accounts of individuals across the country, the Attorney General of California issued a warning to financial institutions, creditors, and debt collectors that it is illegal to seize those funds to pay individual debts under a state executive order.
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