Executive Order Protects Minnesotans From Garnishments

The governor of Minnesota has issued an executive order that protects the economic stimulus funds received by individuals from being garnished except as part of a Domestic Support obligation, but also going a step further and prohibiting the service of a garnishment summons on individuals and suspending the permission of …

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House Dems Still Pushing Debt Collection Moratorium

The Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are once again pushing their proposed package of bills aimed at responding to the coronavirus pandemic, except this time, they are touting the bill that would place a moratorium on debt collection activities for the duration of the pandemic. While there appears …

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Compliance Digest – May 4

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FCC Makes Changes to TCPA Enforcement Under TRACED Act

As part of its compliance with the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, the Federal Communications Commission announced on Friday that entities suspected of making robocalls will no longer receive a warning from the agency prior to a penalty being issued. Prior to the enactment of the …

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Mass. AG Defends Regulation in Advance of Hearing Today

In advance of a hearing today to determine whether a judge will grant a request for a temporary restraining order undoing regulation put into place by the Attorney General of Massachusetts, the AG defended her action in a court brief, painting the industry with a very negative brush. A copy …

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