Daily Digest – September 12. Appeals Court Rules Emotional Distress, Wasting Time Enough for Standing; Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Case

APPEALS COURT RULES EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, WASTING TIME ENOUGH FOR PLAINTIFF TO HAVE STANDING IN FDCPA SUIT

  • Bucking a recent trend seen in courtrooms across the country, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s dismissal of an FDCPA suit, ruling the plaintiff did have standing to sue.
  • For the Appeals Court, the amount of time that was spent wasted was a factor in determining whether the plaintiff had standing.
  • More details here.

JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER NOT REMOVING DISPUTE NOTATION

  • The third time was the charm for the plaintiff in this case, after his first two complaints were dismissed.
  • The defendant is accused of not notifying the credit reporting agencies that the plaintiff was no long disputing the debt in question.
  • More details here.

DATA OFFERS INSIGHTS INTO COLLECTING FROM MILLENNIALS

  • Nearly three-quarters of Millennials are carrying some amount of non-mortgage debt and a lot of them are not paying their credit card bill every month, and carrying balances in excess of $10,000.
  • One-third of Millennials say they either never expect to pay off their debts, or that it will take at least five years to do so.
  • More details here.

EXPERTS SHARE CONTEXT ON CASES IMPACTING ARM INDUSTRY

  • Industry experts Brit Suttell, Rick Perr, Virginia Bell Flynn, and Jacob Bach provide their perspectives and analysis of the legal and compliance trends shaping the ARM industry.
  • The perspectives provide insights into recent rulings and cases from across the country.
  • This content is sponsored by Bedard Law Group.
  • More details here.

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