APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS RULING FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA, FCRA CASE OVER ID THEFT
- The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld a lower court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of a defendant that was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act by attempting to collect on a debt that was allegedly incurred as a result of identity theft, ruling that the plaintiff should have known that the attempts were being made in error since he did not make the purchases in question.
FILING FEES BLOCKING ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN COLLECTION SUITS, SOLOSUIT FOUNDER ARGUES
- The founder of a service that helps consumers respond to collection suits is calling out courts across the country for charging defendants filing fees when responding to lawsuits, saying the fees “block justice,” particularly in debt collection suits.
DEBT RELIEF SCAMMERS BANNED FROM INDUSTRY, TO PAY $425K IN PENALTIES
- The operators of a debt relief scam have agreed to a permanent ban from the industry and will pay $425,000 out of a $5.3 million fine as part of a settlement that was announced by the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of Florida.
BILL INTRODUCED IN HOUSE TO KEEP COVID-RELATED EVICTIONS OFF CREDIT REPORTS
- A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that would prohibit evictions that were related to the COVID-19 pandemic from appearing on those individuals’ credit reports.
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