Bedard Breaks Down Reg F’s Section on Disputes

If there is one certainty about what is going to happen once Regulation F goes into effect on November 30, it’s that individuals who receive notices from debt collectors are going to dispute more debts. By providing the option for consumers to dispute the validity of a debt on the …

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Compliance Digest – November 22

I’m thrilled to announce that Bedard Law Group is the new sponsor for the Compliance Digest. Bedard Law Group, P.C. – Compliance Support – Defense Litigation – Nationwide Complaint Management – Turnkey Speech Analytics. And Our New BLG360 Program – Your Low Monthly Retainer Compliance Solution. Visit, email John H. Bedard, Jr., or call (678) 253-1871. Every week, …

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DFPI Issues Draft Rules to License Four New Types of Industries, Including Debt Settlement Providers

The California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation is seeking comments on a proposed rulemaking that would require four different industries to be registered with the state in order to operate — debt settlement services, student debt relief services, education financing, and wage-based advances. Comments on the proposed rulemaking are …

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Judge Grants $71k in Legal Fees in FDCPA Case

A District Court judge in New Jersey has granted a plaintiff’s motion for more than $71,000 in attorney’s fees — exactly what the plaintiff was asking for — after the plaintiff agreed to an offer of judgment in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case. A copy of the ruling …

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CFPB Releases Guidance For Dealing with Former Employees


One of the new shows I have watched and enjoyed recently is “Dopesick,” a limited series about the opioid crisis and how the drug was sold by its manufacturer. The series details a number of situations where individuals working for branches of the federal government end up working for the …

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