Daily Digest – October 11. Judge Awards Plaintiff $70k in Damages, Fees; Ed. Dept. Creates Student Loan Enforcement Unit

JUDGE AWARDS PLAINTIFF $70K IN DAMAGES, ATTORNEY’S FEES IN FDCPA CASE

  • A District Court judge in Ohio has awarded a plaintiff more than $70,000 in damages and attorney fees after a default judgment was entered against a defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case that accused the defendant of not properly identifying itself as a debt collector in conversations between the two and for allegedly using derogatory language toward the plaintiff.

ED. DEPT. CREATES STUDENT LOAN ENFORCEMENT UNIT

  • The Department of Education on Friday announced the creation of a new enforcement office that will watch over postsecondary institutions to “vigorously” ensure that rules are being followed and named an individual that should be familiar to many in the accounts receivable management industry to run the office.

INTEREST IN RCM SPACE HEATING UP

PDCFLOW RELEASES SUPPORT FOR ZERO COST PROCESSING TO MERCHANTS

  • PDCflow, in partnership with a leading Merchant Service Provider (MSP), now supports the ability to reduce costs while collecting online credit card payments with Zero Cost Processing.

HOW EXPERTS ARE INTERPRETING LATEST LEGAL RULINGS

  • Each week, AccountsRecovery.net publishes summaries of legal rulings that are impacting the accounts receivable management industry. But those summaries don’t necessarily provide insight into what you need to do — if anything — as a result of those rulings. For that, I turn to the experts. Every week, the top legal minds of the industry weigh in on those rulings, providing much-needed context and insight to help you better understand the rulings and be better informed when making important decisions. This week, David Schultz, Michael Klutho, Aylix Jensen, Brit Suttell, Carlos Ortiz, Chuck Dodge, and Virginia Bell Flynn share their wisdom with you. This series is sponsored by Bedard Law Group.

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