Daily Digest – December 2. Getting to Know Matthew Berumen; Judge Remands Class Back to State Court

GETTING TO KNOW MATTHEW BERUMEN OF CREDIT SERVICE COMPANY

  • When asked what they do better than anyone else, few people have the hardware to back it up. Matthew Berumen is one of those people. Perhaps missing his calling as a chili cook, Matthew has instead found a home in the accounts receivable management industry. Read on to learn more about Matthew, his deep love of comedy, and the unique routine he follows to start his day.

JUDGE REMANDS FDCPA CLASS BACK TO STATE COURT, ORDERS DEFENDANT TO PAY FEES

  • Trying to convince a federal judge that a plaintiff has standing to pursue a lawsuit is a tightrope walk for companies in the accounts receivable management industry. The company doesn’t want to admit to making a mistake, yet also needs to convince a judge that the plaintiff was harmed by whatever action he or she is alleging the defendant engaged in that led to the lawsuit being filed. A District Court judge in Illinois was not impressed with a defendant’s attempt to move a class action Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case from state court to federal court and has granted the plaintiff’s motion to remand the case back to state court, while also ruling that the defendant has to cover the plaintiff’s attorney fees for fighting the removal.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA PICKS UP SCENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS FOLLOWING ENACTMENT OF REG F

  • When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its proposed debt collection rule back in May 2019, there were a rash of headlines in the mainstream media warning consumers that debt collectors were going to start messaging them on Facebook and other social media platforms. The government wants to let collectors be able to slide into your DMs, the warnings went. Those warnings are back now that Regulation F has gone into effect.

CFPB ANNOUNCES CRACKDOWN ON CSF, OVERDRAFT FEES

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday put overdraft fees in its crosshairs yesterday, and already banks are responding by announcing they will no longer assess NSF fees when consumers spend more than they have in their bank accounts.

WORTH NOTING: The deadlines you need to know if you are shipping packages his holiday season … This reminds me of that great Seinfeld scene at the rental car office … What you should look for when hiring someone instead of going by his or her resume … It’s that time of year again — the best snow shovels you can buy. I always say the best snow shovel is one being used by someone else … McDonald’s is bringing back the holiday pie … Now you can stay in the “Home Alone” house, booby traps and all … A dancing cactus that raps in Polish has gone viral … Surviving severe COVID might not be all that it’s cracked up to be.

A look behind the scenes of the world’s largest menorah

Kind of had to link to this after mentioning it up above

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