Daily Digest – June 15. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Attorney’s Fees; Which Hospitals Are the Most ‘Predatory’?

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER ATTORNEY’S FEES

  • Being confused about whether he owed attorney’s fees and hiring his own lawyer is not enough for a plaintiff to have standing to pursue a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, a District Court judge in Illinois has ruled, granting the defendant’s motion to dismiss on the grounds that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because the plaintiff lacked standing to sue.

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT GRANTS MOTION FOR AMICUS BRIEFS, WITHHOLDS ISSUANCE OF MANDATE IN HUNSTEIN CASE

  • While everyone in the accounts receivable management industry waits with bated breath for the Eleventh Circuit to announce whether it will grant the petition for an en banc rehearing in the Hunstein case, behind the scenes the Court is moving forward procedurally with the steps it needs to take.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION WORKING TO ‘SIDELINE’ TOP OFFICIALS AT CFPB: REPORT

  • The Biden administration is undertaking an “aggressive” effort to overhaul the senior leadership ranks of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, seeking to replace individuals who were hired when President Trump was in office with those who are more likely to share the current administration’s views on enforcement and supervision, according to a published report.

CORDRAY SHARES PLAN FOR HOLDING STUDENT LOAN SERVICERS ACCOUNTABLE

  • Richard Cordray, the former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who is now running the federal government’s student loan program, sat down for an interview with the Washington Post that was published a few days ago. In the interview, Cordray talked about holding companies that service federal student loans accountable to meet certain benchmarks, how the Department of Education is addressing the end of forbearance programs, and his decision to rescind guidance making it easier for student loan servicers and collectors to be investigated by state and federal regulators.

HOSPITALS ACCUSED OF HOUNDING PATIENTS WITH ‘PREDATORY BILLING

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