Daily Digest – November 16. Judge Grants MSJ For Defendant in FDCPA Case Over Emails; CFPB Files Petition With SCOTUS Over Funding

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA CASE OVER EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

  • We’re all busy people and time is one thing we don’t have enough of, so I try to be very conscious of that and keep the articles I publish as brief and to the point as possible. Sometimes — especially when writing about court rulings — it can be tough to summarize lengthy opinions into just a few hundred words, and today’s case definitely fits that description, but the brevity in which this case is summarized belies the comprehensiveness of the ruling and the defendant’s efforts to make its case why its motion for summary judgment in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case should be granted.
  • More details here.

CFPB FILES PETITION WITH SUPREME COURT FOR HEARING ON CONSTITUTIONALITY OF ITS FUNDING

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made its decision — it will fight to maintain its current funding mechanism before the Supreme Court — choosing to file a petition for the highest court in the land to hear its appeal rather than file a petition for an en banc review of the ruling before the entire Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, a panel of which released a ruling last month saying the way in which the Bureau gets the money it needs to operate is unconstitutional.
  • More details here.

DEBT COLLECTION LAWSUITS ‘FLOODING’ COURTS IN MICHIGAN: REPORT

  • A commission organized by the Michigan Supreme Court has released a report summarizing that debt collection lawsuits are “dominating” the docket in Michigan’s state court — coming second only to traffic violations — and that 10 plaintiffs are responsible for nearly 75% of all collection lawsuits filed in the state.
  • More details here.

FTC DELAYS SAFEGUARDS RULE COMPLIANCE FOR SIX MONTHS

  • The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that it is delaying the deadline to comply with proposed changes to its Safeguards Rule for six months, because there is a shortage of qualified personnel to implement the changes. The deadline to comply will now be June 6, 2023.
  • More details here.

22 COMPANIES SEEKING COLLECTION TALENT

  • Companies like ProCollect, Midland Credit Management, Spring Oaks Capital, Best Egg, Stellantis Financial Services, and GreenSky are among those looking to fill vacancies in their collection operations.
  • The job listings are great for those looking for work and are also great tools for companies to use as sources for ideas about what to include in their own job descriptions and to see how other companies write their job ads.
  • More details here.

WORTH NOTING: A lot of young people — as many as 1 billion — are at risk of losing their hearing, according to new research … When it comes to kangaroos, they always have to make it about themselves, even when they are at a wedding … Credit card balances are at a 20-year high, just in time for the holidays … Jeff Bezos is warning consumers not to make any big purchases for the foreseeable future … Consumer Reports has released its annual ranking of the most reliable cars … What would you have expected if you found a check for $5 million made out to someone else? … Nail polish that tells you when your beer is cold enough to drink … Americans are tipping less than they used to, and inflation may be to blame.

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