Daily Digest – June 3. Judge Grants Motion to Remand Hunstein Copycat Back to State Court; Class-Action Accuses Collector of Trying to Collect Canceled Debt

JUDGE GRANTS MOTION TO REMAND HUNSTEIN COPYCAT BACK TO STATE COURT

  • This is one of those articles where the lede gets buried, but I think it’s worth reading all the way to the end, especially if you’re interested in Hunstein-related lawsuits. A District court judge in Illinois has granted a plaintiff’s motion to remand a Hunstein case back to state court, but in doing so, essentially made the defendant’s case for why such an alleged disclosure should not be considered to be a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, at least as far as my non-lawyer eyes can see.

CLASS-ACTION ACCUSES COLLECTOR OF TRYING TO COLLECT CANCELED DEBT

  • A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a collection agency, accusing it of contacting an individual who was represented by an attorney — because the plaintiff had already filed suit against another agency for the same debt before the account was recalled and placed with another agency — and for sending a collection letter two days after the healthcare provider sent a letter informing the individual that the debt had been canceled, and for using an envelope with a glassine window, through which the phrase “Mail this form to:” was visible.

NEW STARTUP OFFERS BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES FOR STAYING AT THEIR JOBS

  • I came across an article promoting a new fintech product and I think it has two applications for companies in the accounts receivable management space — it can be used to help boost employee loyalty and reduce turnover and it can be a potential type of debt that will need to be collected, making it a new channel for companies looking for new sources of accounts and portfolios.

BILLS INTRODUCED TO MAKE FORGIVING STUDENT LOAN DEBT EASIER, OFFER 0% INTEREST RATES

  • A trio of bills have been introduced in the Senate aimed at making student loan debt more easily forgiven and more easily repaid. The bills were all introduced in the past week by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-R.I.]. Two of the bills are aimed at amending the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and the third bill would allow individuals to refinance their student loans at 0% interest.

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