Daily Digest – February 25. Judge Grants MSJ for Defendant in TCPA ATDS Case; Plaintiff Accuses Collector of Requiring Reason for Dispute

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENDANT IN TCPA ATDS CASE

  • A District Court judge in Indiana has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case, ruling that the defendant did not use an automated telephone dialing system when contacting the plaintiff on his cell phone to collect on an unpaid debt after he had revoked consent to be contacted.

PLAINTIFF ACCUSES COLLECTOR OF REQUIRING REASON FOR DISPUTE IN FDCPA CLASS ACTION

  • A class-action complaint has been filed in federal court in Florida accusing a collector of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by allegedly requiring that the plaintiff include a reason why a debt was being disputed when disputing a debt during a phone call with a representative of the defendant.

WASH. AG SUES HOSPITALS OVER ‘AGGRESSIVE’ COLLECTION EFFORTS

  • The Attorney General of Washington has filed a lawsuit against a hospital network for failing to ensure that certain patients were legally eligible for charity care and “aggressively” collecting $70 million from those individuals.`

CONSUMERS SHARE FINANCIAL REGRETS, DETAILS ABOUT CREDIT CARD DEBT

  • Defaulting on payments and ending up in debt collection is the fourth-most popular regret among consumers with respect to their financial situations, according to the results of a poll commissioned by TrueAccord, which it released earlier this week. The poll also revealed that Americans are carrying about $3,000 worth of credit card debt each, on average, and three-quarters of consumers who are working on getting out of debt have planned their celebrations for when that occurs.

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