Daily Digest – December 16. Suit Accuses Collector of Attempting to Collect on Non-Existent Lease; Cap One to Pay $2M to Settle Collection Enforcement Action

SUIT ACCUSES COLLECTOR OF ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ON NON-EXISTENT LEASE

  • A debt collector has been sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act for attempting to collect on an account that was placed with the agency for an apartment lease — which the plaintiffs claim was never signed after they changed their mind because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs claimed to have signed an application for the lease, but never signed the lease itself.
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CAPITAL ONE TO PAY $2M AS PART OF COLLECTION CALL ENFORCEMENT ACTION

  • One of the nation’s largest financial institutions has been ordered by a state court judge in California to pay $2 million after it was accused of violating the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by making “harassing and annoying” debt collection calls to its customers.
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JUDGE GRANTS JUDGMENT FOR DEFENDANT IN FDCPA CASE OVER GARNISHMENT OF JOINT BANK ACCOUNT

  • In a case that was defended by Rick Perr at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, a District Court judge in Pennsylvania has granted a judgment on the pleadings for a defendant that was accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it garnished a joint bank account despite allegedly knowing it contained funds immune from garnishment.
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STATE AG INVESTIGATING HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FOR ‘AGGRESSIVE’ COLLECTION PRACTICES

  • The Attorney General of Minnesota is investigating the billing and collection practices of a well-know healthcare provider, following a published report that detailed how the provider is filing collection lawsuits to recover unpaid medical debts from low-income patients.
  • More details here.

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