Daily Digest – May 31. Fla. Supreme Court Rules in Workers’ Comp Case; Calif. AG Backs DAs in Fight Over Illegal Collection Practices

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT RULES INJURED WORKER CAN SUE UNDER STATE COLLECTION LAW

  • The Florida Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s ruling holding that an individual subjected to debt collection activities for an injury covered by workers’ compensation can sue under the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act instead of the state’s Department of Financial Services holding jurisdiction.

CALIF. AG BACKS LOCAL DAS IN FIGHT OVER BANK ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL COLLECTION PRACTICES

  • The briefs have been filed and the Attorney General of California has submitted an amicus brief to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case in which four District Attorneys are attempting to sue a financial services company accused of violating the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the company is fighting back, saying its bank charter should preclude being sued in state court.

THE LATEST ON STUDENT LOAN DEBT CANCELLATION, MORATORIUM EXPECTED TO BE EXTENDED AGAIN

  • There are more than 7 million individuals who have defaulted on their federal student loans, and the current moratorium on making student loan payments is those individuals’ best shots at getting back in good standing, especially with published reports indicating that another extension of the moratorium is likely and that the federal government is considering canceling $10,000 of student loan debt for everyone.

EXPERTS SHARE CONTEXT ON CASES IMPACTING ARM INDUSTRY

  • Understanding the context and consequences of court rulings can be difficult. Thankfully, there are experts out there that can do it for us. Stacy Rodriguez, Laurie Nelson, Leslie Bender, Mitch Williamson, Stefanie Jackman, Patrick Newman, and Jacquelyn DiCicco  break down the ins and outs of cases impacting the ARM industry in this week’s Compliance Digest, which is brought to you by Bedard Law Group.

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