Daily Digest – August 31. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Text Messages; Ed. Dept. Cancels More Student Loans

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER TEXT MESSAGES

  • The plaintiff filed suit after receiving text messages from the defendant, but accidentally named the wrong defendant in the wrong jurisdiction.
  • After correcting the error and re-filing, the correct defendant noted that the statute of limitations had expired and filed a motion to dismiss, which the judge granted.

26 COMPANIES SEEKING COLLECTION TALENT

ED. DEPARTMENT DISCHARGES ALL WESTWOOD COLLEGE LOANS

  • That means $1.5 billion, owed by 79,00 students, is being automatically wiped clean.
  • The school was accused of misrepresenting the value of its credentials and the job prospects for students who graduated.

LAWSUIT VOLUME, COMPLAINT TOTALS KEEP FALLING: WEBRECON

  • Save for a small increase in the number of FCRA filings, the volume of lawsuits alleging violations of the FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA keep falling, as do the number of complaints filed with the CFPB, according to data released by WebRecon.
  • The expected spike in lawsuits following the enactment of Regulation F has failed to materialize.

CAPIO ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC FOCUS ON FINANCIAL WELLNESS

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