Daily Digest – July 12. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Involving Hunstein Claim; Ariz. Medical Debt Collection Initiative ‘Likely’ Heading to Ballot

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE INVOLVING HUNSTEIN CLAIM

  • A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, ruling the plaintiff lacked standing to file claims that the defendant violated the statute’s third-party disclosure provisions by using a third party to print and mail a collection letter.

COMPLAINT ACCUSES COLLECTOR OF VIOLATING REG F, FDCPA FOR NOT DELETING DISPUTED TRADELINE

  • A collector has been accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Regulation F and three credit reporting agencies have been accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act with respect to attempts to collect a debt that was allegedly not incurred by the individual in question, but by someone who has the same first and last name as the individual, and who lives in the same town in California. This content is sponsored by WebRecon.

ARIZONA MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTION INITIATIVE LIKELY HEADING TO NOVEMBER BALLOT

  • An organization seeking to put a measure on the ballot in Arizona this November that would increase the amounts that consumers can shield from garnishments to pay medical debts while also lowering the judgment interest rate on medical debt turned in twice as many signatures as needed last week, and is “likely” headed to the ballot, according to a published report.

CFPB ANNOUNCES TECHNOLOGY HIRING INITIATIVE

  • Acknowledging that it takes more than lawyers and examiners these days to keep tabs on the financial services industry, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced an initiative where it plans to hire 25 technologists to join the agency, who will be tasked with supporting the CFPB’s efforts to uncover misconduct and unlawful activities.

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