JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN HUNSTEIN CASE FOR SECOND TIME OVER LACK OF STANDING
- A plaintiff alleging a collection agency violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by using a letter vendor to print and mail the collection letter she received has had her case dismissed by a federal judge for lack of standing, although this time the judge is not giving the plaintiff a third kick at the can.
N.Y. ORGS LINE UP AGAINST SUIT SEEKING TO ALLOW NON-LAWYERS TO REPRESENT CONSUMERS IN COLLECTION CASES
- In one of those rare times when consumer advocates and the accounts receivable management find themselves on the same side, a group of legal services and civil rights organizations have filed an amicus brief in opposition to a request for a preliminary injunction that would allow a non-profit organization to train non-lawyers to help consumers being sued for unpaid debts.
VA. GOV. VETOES SOL, MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTION BILLS
- The governor of Virginia has vetoed two bills related to medical debt collection, although there may be enough voted in the state legislature to override both vetoes, according to published reports.
BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS TO REQUIRE COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR CFPB RULES
- A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that, if passed, would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to conduct a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis for every regulation it proposes, as a means of limiting “regulatory overreach” by the regulator.
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