Oregon Issues Guidance for Collectors, Debt Buyers

Late last month, the Oregon Department of Financial Regulation issued guidance for all collection agencies and debt buyers regulated by the state, “encourag[ing]” them to take a more active role in helping individuals who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Calling the measures it recommended “reasonable”, the guidance was …

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Compliance Digest – May 11

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Judge Grants TRO for ACA in Suit Against Massachusetts AG

A District Court judge in Massachusetts has granted a request from ACA International for a temporary restraining order, enjoining the attorney general of that state from enacting emergency regulations that barred collectors from, among other things, being able to initiate phone conversations with individuals who have unpaid debts. A copy …

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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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