Daily Digest -January 12. Judge Sets Aside Default Against Defendant; MacKinnon Avoids Jail

JUDGE SETS ASIDE DEFAULT AGAINST DEFENDANT BECAUSE OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

  • A District Court judge in Ohio has granted a defendant’s motion to set aside a default and default judgment that was entered against it in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuit after it was unable to respond to the complaint in a timely manner as a result of lockdown provisions that were instituted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MACKINNON AVOIDS JAIL FOLLOWING HEARING INTO LACK OF COMPLIANCE WITH $60M JUDGMENT

  • It appears as though Douglas MacKinnon has successfully avoided being sent to jail, even though a two-day hearing this week did not provide all the details that prosecutors and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are looking for as they seek to enforce a $60 million judgment against him.

19 COMPANIES SEEKING COLLECTION TALENT

FED SURVEY ILLUSTRATES CONSUMER UNCERTAINTY OVER DIRECTION OF ECONOMY

  • In yet another sign of the uncertainty that many people are facing these days, more consumers expect to not be able to make a minimum debt payment in the next three months, but fewer people believe they will be much worse off, financially, a year from now, according to data that was released this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

CREDIT CONTROL ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

  • Credit Control is proud to announce that Phil Thomas has joined the company as Vice President – Sales. He joins an established team of industry experts specializing in consultative sales & business development and will be a key part of our team’s focus on expanding our national presence as industry leaders in the collections and recovery industry.

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