Daily Digest – March 31. Getting to Know Amber Russo of Kino Financial; Judge Grants Motion for Defendant Over Attorney Reference in Letter

GETTING TO KNOW AMBER RUSSO OF KINO FINANCIAL

  • From finding people to finding value and deals, Amber Russo’s career in the accounts receivable management industry has been all about the data. Now the principal of her own firm, Amber may never get to realize her dream of being a homicide detective, but she is someone who will always be counted on to get to the bottom of a situation. Read on to learn more about Amber, her wine-choosing superpower, and her new hobby — fighting back against a ballot initiative in her home state of Arizona. This series is sponsored by Applied Innovation.

JUDGE GRANTS MOTION FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA CASE OVER ATTORNEY REFERENCE IN LETTER

  • Does mentioning in a collection letter that the account in question might be referred to an attorney violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act? A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that it does not, granting a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings after it was sued by a plaintiff for mentioning that potential outcome in a letter.

TECH-ENABLED COLLECTION PLATFORM RAISES $10M

  • January, more commonly known in the industry as Debtsy, has raised $10 million to help it achieve its goal of becoming a “tech-enabled collections agency service that collects the debt on behalf of creditors in a civilized way,” according to a published report.

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DISMISSAL OF FDCPA SUIT OVER GARNISHMENT

  • The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case in which a defendant was accused of violating the statute by garnishing the plaintiff’s wages to enforce a nonfinal judgment, ruling that alleging a violation of Washington’s state garnishment law is not a de facto violation of the FDCPA.

INTELLIGENT CONTACTS FORMS PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

  • Intelligent Contacts, a leading provider of Cloud Contact Center software and consumer-centric online payment solutions for the healthcare and accounts receivable industries, today announced a partnership with Elite Services, Inc., a national leader of customer financial engagement and multichannel communication solutions for healthcare and accounts receivable management organizations.

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