Daily Digest – June 9. Getting to Know Dale Watts of Armstrong and Associates; Appeals Court Denies En Banc Request in FDCPA Case

GETTING TO KNOW DALE WATTS OF ARMSTRONG AND ASSOCIATES

  • Reading his answers, how could anyone not want to work for Dale Watts? I’m not sure about you, but he had me at forcing all his staff to take an hour-long lunch break every day. We could all stand to learn a little something from Dale, especially his ability to not take things personally. Read on to learn more about Dale, what sets the tone for his day, and his love for uncovering the mysteries of the universe. This series is sponsored by Applied Innovation.

APPEALS COURT DENIES EN BANC REQUEST, WHILE DISSENTING OPINION SAYS COURT HAS ‘STRAYED FAR’ FROM STANDING THRESHOLD

  • The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied an en banc hearing request from a plaintiff after a panel of judges overturned a $350,000 award against a collector in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, but a quartet of judges wrote a dissenting opinion arguing how the Court has “strayed far” from rulings issued by the Supreme Court on the threshold of what it takes for an individual to have standing to sue in federal court.

COLORADO ENACTS MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTION BILL

  • The governor of Colorado yesterday signed a bill into law that will prohibit healthcare facilities from pursuing debt collection activities against individuals with unpaid medical bills unless those facilities are in compliance with federal price transparency guidelines.

BIPARTISAN PRIVACY BILL UNVEILED BY LEADERS IN HOUSE, SENATE

  • A draft of a bipartisan, bicameral privacy bill has been released that would preempt some of the provisions of state privacy laws that have been enacted while establishing a national framework for how companies must treat the privacy of their customers.

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