JUDGE AWARDS $46K IN PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY FEES IN FDCPA CASE
- A District Court judge in New York has reduced the amount of attorney’s fees to be paid by the defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case by 80% of what the plaintiff’s attorney had requested, lowering both the hourly rate and the number of hours worked, while also eliminating the fee multiplier that the attorney had sought.
CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT ACCUSES COLLECTOR OF VIOLATING FDCPA BY INCLUDING CREDIT REPORTING LANGUAGE IN LETTER
- A class-action lawsuit has been filed in New Jersey alleging a collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by overshadowing the validation notice in a collection letter when it made reference to furnishing information to a credit reporting agency once the validation period expired.
NEW REPORT PEGS UNPAID MEDICAL DEBTS AT $195B
- About 9% of all adults in America — which represents about 23 million people — owe at least $250 in medical debt, according to the results of a report released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In total, Americans owed $195 billion in unpaid medical debt as of 2019, according to the report, which looked at information from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation.
FEDCHEX PARTNERS WITH COLLABORATIONROOM.AI FOR ITS WORK-FROM-HOME AGENTS
- FedChex, a leader in providing Depository, Treasury, and Risk Management solutions for business and financial institutions, has partnered with CollaborationRoom.ai to support its work-from-home agents
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