Daily Digest – September 1. Getting to Know Ed Ujcich of Intelligent Contacts; Judge Grants MSJ for Defendant in FDCPA Case Over Dual Letters

GETTING TO KNOW ED UJCICH OF INTELLIGENT CONTACTS

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA CASE OVER DUAL LETTERS

  • The plaintiff received two letters — signed by different attorneys — from the defendant on the same day, and allegedly became concerned that she was going to be sued twice.
  • The judge ruled the plaintiff lacked standing to sue because she did not do what she said she was going to do — either work out a payment arrangement or file for bankruptcy protection.

REPORT BREAKS DOWN WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM STUDENT LOAN DEBT CANCELLATION

  • Higher income individuals will get more bang for their buck than their lower-income counterparts, according to the research, but lower income individuals are more likely to have all of their debt extinguished.
  • The report also looks at how different races will be affected by having some or all of their student loan debt cancelled.
  • More details here.

JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF PLAINTIFFS IN SUIT AGAINST HOSPITAL FOR PLACING ACCOUNTS WITH STATE FOR COLLECTION

  • The University of Kentucky was using the state’s Department of Revenue to collect on unpaid medical debts by garnishing wages and bank accounts.
  • But the program violated consumers’ due process rights, the judge ruled.
  • More details here.

WILLIAM C. GOINGS APPOINTED TO ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Goings was most recently an executive vice president at TD Bank and president of TD Insurance.
  • He will serve on the compensation committee, and nominating and corporate governance committee.
  • More details here.

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