Compliance Digest – November 15

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Senators Call on CFPB to Investigate, Reform Credit Reporting Process

A number of leading Senate Democrats are calling on Rohit Chopra and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to “take concrete steps to reform the credit reporting industry,” including improving the accuracy of credit reports and streamlining the dispute resolution process. The Senators, including. Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-Ohio], the chairman of …

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Judge Lowers Attorney’s Fees by 50% in FDCPA Case

A District Court judge in Missouri has lowered the attorney’s fees awarded in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case by 50%, ruling that a “hyper-technical” violation of the statute that led a jury to award the plaintiff $200 in damages was fair and reasonable. A copy of the ruling …

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N.Y. Enacts Anti-Robocall Laws

On the same day that she signed a series of new bills — including one targeting debt collection — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul also signed two other new bills into law that target robocalls and enact measures that will likely see more calls being automatically blocked by phone carriers. …

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Judge Grants MTD in FCRA Case Over Charged Off Debt

If an unpaid debt is charged off, should it be removed from an individual’s credit report? While a plaintiff believed it should, a District Court judge in Oregon thought differently, and has dismissed a Fair Credit Reporting Act case against a pair of defendants. A copy of the ruling in …

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