Daily Digest – January 18. Calif. Appeals Court Upholds Anti-SLAPP Ruling for Defendant; Fewer Americans Had Problems Paying Medical Debt

CALIF. APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS ANTI-SLAPP RULING FOR DEFENDANT IN RFDCPA CASE

  • The Court of Appeals for the state of California has upheld a lower court’s ruling granting an anti-SLAPP motion against a plaintiff that accused a collection law firm of violating the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in a case that the Appeals Court sought to answer whether a plaintiff must show materiality when alleging a violation of the RFDCPA that is premised on a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
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FEWER AMERICANS HAD PROBLEMS PAYING MEDICAL BILLS IN 2021 THANKS TO PANDEMIC RELIEF: CDC

  • Fewer American families had issues paying their medical bills in 2021, according to data released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, that means that 10.5 million fewer people were in families that had problems paying their medical debts, a noticeable drop from two years prior.
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SUBCOMMITTEES DEMONSTRATE MCHENRY’S PRIORITIES AS HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES CHAIR

  • If you are curious what the priorities of the House Financial Services Committee will be under new Chair Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-N.C.], look no further than the decision to change the Subcommittee on Consumers Protections and Financial Institutions to the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy. Rep. McHenry announced the subcommittees and their chairs last week.
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21 COMPANIES SEEKING COLLECTION TALENT

  • Companies like Tesla, BCA Financial Services, PRA Group, TrueAccord, and Harley-Davidson Financial Services 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.
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HEALTHCARE RECEIVABLES GROUP JOINS WAKEFIELD

  • Wakefield, a leading healthcare revenue cycle solutions company, announced today that Healthcare Receivables Group (HRG) has joined the Wakefield organization.
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