APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS RULING DENYING DEFENDANT’S REQUEST FOR RELIEF OF JUDGMENT IN FDCPA CASE
- The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s ruling denying a debt collector’s motion for relief from a judgment because of “gross negligence” by its attorney for failing to respond to a motion for summary judgment filed by the plaintiff in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuit that ultimately saw the plaintiffs awarded nearly $30,000 in attorney’s fees and awards.
CFPB LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO HOW TECH ‘GIANTS’ USE PAYMENT INFO
- If you have ever watched a movie where someone goes to jail, the advice that the person usually receives is to fight the biggest inmate on the first day, to show you mean business and that you’re tough. Well, the new Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, who has been in office for all of a week, announced yesterday that his agency has ordered Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and a handful of other tech giants to share how they collect payments from their customers, what they do with that data, and the consumer protections they have in place.
CHOPRA PICKS ENFORCEMENT DIRECTOR AS UNIT STAFFS UP: REPORTS
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has started taking steps to beef up its enforcement division, announcing the hiring of an attorney who will lead the unit while also announcing that it is looking to hire as many as 30 additional attorneys, according to published reports.
ED. DEPT. APPROVES TRANSFER OF NAVIENT ACCOUNTS TO MAXIMUS
- The Department of Education has approved a request from Navient to transfer its portfolio of 5.6 million of student loans to Maximus, which will take over Navient’s contract with the Department going forward.
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