Daily Digest – July 1. N.J. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Over Suit Filed During Pandemic; Groups Call For Extension of Student Loan Payment Pause

N.J. APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS RULING OVER SUIT FILED DURING PANDEMIC

  • A New Jersey Appeals Court has upheld a ruling in favor of a debt collector that was sued for filing a collection lawsuit against an individual, after the individual claimed, among other issues, that the collector should not have been allowed to file suit during the pandemic because of a clause in the agreement with the original creditor barring collection actions in a disaster area.

JUDGE REFUSES TO ALLOW INCENTIVE AWARD FOR NAMED PLAINTIFF IN FDCPA CLASS ACTION

  • A District Court judge in Utah has approved a requested award for attorney’s fees in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, but lowered the award for the named plaintiff in the class-action case, ruling that an incentive award beyond what is statutorily allowed was not authorized under the FDCPA.

GROUPS CALL ON BIDEN TO EXTEND STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT PAUSE

  • A group of 176 different organization and advocacy groups sent a letter to President Biden yesterday, calling on him to extend the student loan payment moratorium that is set to expire on August 31, saying that individuals are not “financially prepared” to resume making payments into a system “plagued by mismanagement, corruption, and abuse.”

CFPB ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEES, INCLUDING CAB

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced yesterday that it will begin accepting applications from individuals who would like to participate in one of its four advisory committees, including the Consumer Advisory Board.

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