JUDGE DENIES MTD IN HUNSTEIN COPYCAT CASE
- A District Court judge in Washington has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly communicating information about a debt with an unauthorized third party that printed and mailed a collection letter to the plaintiff, ruling that the language of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act “bars debt collectors from communicating consumer-debt related information to mail vendors” which could be a blow to anyone defending itself against Hunstein claims across the country.
CLASS-ACTION FILED AGAINST COLLECTOR FOR ALLEGEDLY IGNORING VALIDATION REQUEST
- A class-action complaint has been filed in federal court in Massachusetts, accusing a company of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not responding to a dispute request that was submitted by an individual after receiving a collection letter from the defendant.
DEBT COLLECTION, CREDIT REPORTING KEY AREAS OF CFPB REPORT ON ISSUES FOR SERVICEMEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
- Issues with billing inaccuracies and “aggressive” tactics used by debt collectors to recover “allegedly unpaid” medical debts received top billing in a press release yesterday that was issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announcing that it had published its annual report on the top financial concerns facing servicemembers and veterans.
BILL INTRODUCED IN HOUSE TO ALLOW KIDS TO TAKE OVER PLUS LOANS FROM PARENTS
- A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that would allow students to take over debts that were incurred on their behalf under the Parents PLUS loan program.
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