Daily Digest – October 24. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA, FCRA Case Over Emails, Portal Access; Appeals Court Blocks Student Loan Debt Relief Plan

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA, FCRA CASE OVER EMAILS, PORTAL ACCESS

  • A District Court judge in Maryland has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued by a pro se plaintiff for violating a number of statutes, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because, among other claims, the defendant was not allowed to use the last four digits of the plaintiff’s Social Security number as the access code on the defendant’s payment portal.
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APPEALS COURT TEMPORARILY BLOCKS STUDENT LOAN DEBT RELIEF PLAN AS BIDEN ANNOUNCES 22 MILLION APPLIED IN FIRST WEEK

  • Nearly 22 million individuals applied for the federal government’s student loan forgiveness program in its first week of operation, President Biden said on Friday, the same day that the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit temporarily stopped the program from going into effect, following a lawsuit that was filed by six states.
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FTC LAUNCHES ANPR ON JUNK FEES

  • The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it is “exploring” a rule to crack down on “junk” fees that it says are proliferating throughout the country, and one of the categories of fees could have applications in the accounts receivable management industry.
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EXPERTS SHARE CONTEXT ON CASES IMPACTING ARM INDUSTRY

  • Industry experts Caren Enloe, Rick Perr, Christopher Morris, Brent Yarborough, and Katherine O’Brien provide their perspectives and analysis of the legal and compliance trends shaping the ARM industry.
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