Daily Digest – March 30. Judge Grants MTD on Hunstein Claims in FDCPA Suit; Recapping Senate Hearing on Medical Debt as Dems Call on CFPB to Do More

JUDGE GRANTS MTD ON HUNSTEIN CLAIMS IN FDCPA SUIT

  • A District Court judge in New Jersey has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss four of the five counts it is facing in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suit after it was accused of disclosing information about the existence of the debt in question to a third party, namely a vendor that was used to print and mail collection letters that were sent to the plaintiff.

RECAPPING SENATE HEARING ON MEDICAL DEBT AS DEMS CALL ON CFPB TO DO MORE

  • There was at least one voice of reason that sat before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday during a hearing that was held on the “Economic Impact of the Growing Burden of Medical Debt,” even as Democrats on the committee called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do more to help consumers saddled with unpaid healthcare bills.

N.Y. AG SENDS WARNING TO COLLECTORS ABOUT NEW SOL, COURT FILING REQUIREMENTS, REQUESTS INFO ON REG F COMPLIANCE

  • The Attorney General of New York last week sent letters to “major” debt collectors operating in her state, making sure that those companies were aware of new regulations that have recently gone into effect, such as Regulation F from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and new state-mandated large-print disclosures, while also reminding them of changes to the statute of limitations that are going into effect next week.

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