Compliance

Debt Collection, Credit Reporting Key Areas of CFPB Report on Issues for Servicmembers and Their Families

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Issues with billing inaccuracies and “aggressive” tactics used by debt collectors to recover “allegedly unpaid” medical debts received top billing in a press release yesterday that was issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announcing that it had published its annual report on the top financial concerns facing servicemembers and …

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Judge Denies MTD in Hunstein Copycat Case

A District Court judge in Washington has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly communicating information about a debt with an unauthorized third party that printed and mailed a collection letter to the plaintiff, ruling that the language of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act …

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Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Assigned Claim

A District Court judge in Oklahoma has dismissed another complaint filed by an individual attempting to claim that an alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that occurred against someone had been assigned to the individual, ruling that tort claims — which include FDCPA violations — are not …

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Compliance Digest – June 13

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CFPB Opens Inquiry Into Employer-Driven Debt

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced it has opened an inquiry and is soliciting information from the public regarding debts that are owed by employees to their employers, often through requirements that employees pay for equipment, training, or other supplies. A copy of the announcement can be accessed by …

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