Daily Digest – June 24. Judge Rules for Defendant in FDCPA Case Over Dispute Response; Settlement Will Cancel $6B in Student Loans

JUDGE RULES FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA CASE OVER DISPUTE RESPONSE

  • A District Court judge in North Carolina has granted a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, ruling that the plaintiff’s expectation for what he should have received when he disputed the debt was well beyond what the defendant had to provide under the statute and existing case law.

JUDGE GRANTS DEFENDANT’S MOTION IN FCRA CASE OVER DISPUTED DEBT

  • A District Court judge in Washington has granted a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a Fair Credit Reporting Act case, even though the judge took the step of pointing out that the facts of the case were “disheartening,” ruling that a credit reporting agency could not be held responsible for reporting information on a debt that the plaintiff claimed should have been covered by her healthcare insurance.

SETTLEMENT WILL CANCEL $6B OF UNPAID STUDENT LOANS

  • The Department of Education yesterday announced a settlement in a lawsuit that will see the debts of 200,000 individuals forgiven, wiping out $6 billion in unpaid loans owed by individuals who had filed borrower defense claims that were left pending for years by previous administrations.

DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE DOING?

  • C-level executives are dramatically underestimating how much their employees are struggling with their well-being, which is perhaps insightful, because a significant majority of C-level execs revealed they would seriously consider resigning for a job that better supports their mental and physical welfare, according to the results of a poll released this week by Deloitte.

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