Daily Digest – July 27. Conn. Regulator Fines Agency $10k; Judge Grants MSJ in Case Over Disputed Debt

CONN. REGULATOR FINES AGENCY $10K FOR COLLECTING WITHOUT PROPER LICENSE

  • A collection agency has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine as well as nearly $3,000 in back licensing fees in a consent order entered into with the Connecticut Department of Banking after the agency was alleged to have operated in the state for seven years without the proper license.

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENSE IN FDCPA CASE OVER DISPUTED DEBT

  • At the end of the day, all you can control are your own actions. If you ask someone to do something and they don’t do it, is that your fault? A District Court judge in Michigan opted to place blame where it lies, which was not with a collection agency that reported to the credit reporting agencies that a debt was being disputed, because it was then up to the credit reporting agencies to mark the account accordingly. The judge granted the agency’s motion for summary judgment after it was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for not noting an account was disputed after it received a direct dispute from the plaintiff, because the plaintiff had already filed a dispute through the credit agencies.

HEARING TODAY IN INDUSTRY CASE AGAINST NEW NEVADA MEDICAL COLLECTION LAW

  • A hearing is scheduled for this afternoon in before a federal judge in Nevada courtroom attorneys representing a dozen collection agencies and ACA International will seek to obtain a temporary restraining order blocking legislation that governs how medical debts are collected in the state.

MICHIGAN GOV. NAMES PAIR TO COLLECTION PRACTICES BOARD

  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed a pair of industry professionals to represent the accounts receivable management industry on the state’s Collection Practices Board. The two new appointees — who must be confirmed by the state’s Senate — will replace Thomas Oldani and Thomas Matonican, whose terms on the board expired on June 30.

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