Daily Digest – March 11. Judge Awards $46k in Plaintiff’s Attorney Fees in FDCPA Case; New Report Pegs Unpaid Medical Debts at $195B

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.

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