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Consumer Advocacy: Kraninger’s Record ‘Warrants’ Firing

A consumer advocacy is calling on Kathleen Kraninger, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to resign or be fired once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, saying that the regulator has, among other claims, helped debt collectors “abuse and harass” “beleaguered” borrowers. The group, Americans for Financial Reform, laid …

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EDPA Judge Partially Denies MTD in FCRA Case

A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has become the latest to tackle the issue of whether a plaintiff has standing to sue when claiming certain violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, partially denying the defendant’s motion to dismiss in a class-action suit. A copy of the ruling in the …

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Survey Digs Into Why People Can’t Pay Their Medical Bills

A lack of financial resources is not the only reason why individuals are not paying their medical bills, according to the results of a newly released survey. Only half of those who were late paying a medical bill said it was because they couldn’t pay for financial reasons, according to …

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Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Certification in TCPA Case

The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has upheld a lower court’s denial of class certification in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit in which the plaintiff alleged to have received more than 200 robocalls from an auto lender, agreeing with the lower court that the plaintiff did not …

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EDNY Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Letter Case

A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for violating a number of provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, such as including multiple addresses in a collection letter and because he received two letters that each included a …

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Compliance Digest – November 23

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CFPB Files Suit Against Debt Relief Company and its Owners

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday announced it had filed a lawsuit against a debt settlement company and its owners for allegedly taking money from customers before achieving the results it promised and deceiving individuals about “material aspects” of the services it provided. A copy of the complaint, filed …

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