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Daily Digest – July 3. Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of FDCPA Suit; FCC Tells Carriers When to Start Reassigned Number Database

APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS DISMISSAL OF FDCPA SUIT ON GROUNDS IT WAS TIME-BARRED Every time the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is violated a separate statute of limitations clock starts running, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday, overturning a lower court’s dismissal of a suit for ruling that subsequent …

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Daily Digest – July 1. Judge Grants MSJ in FDCPA Case Over Payment Options; Foreclosure Alone Not Debt Collection Under FDCPA, Appeals Court Rules

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ IN FDCPA CASE OVER PAYMENT OPTIONS ‘MAY’ NOT BE AVAILABLE A District Court judge in Illinois has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by saying in a collection letter that payment options “may” not …

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Daily Digest – June 30. Supreme Court Rules CFPB Leadership Structure is Unconstitutional; House Passes Credit Reporting Reform Bill

SUPREME COURT RULES CFPB LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, and that provision may be severed from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. HOUSE PASSES CREDIT REPORTING REFORM BILL The House of …

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Daily Digest – June 29. Wash. AG Sues Collector Over ‘Settlement Offers’ For Time-Barred Debts; Calif. Senate Approves Licensing Bill

WASHINGTON AG SUES COLLECTOR OVER ‘SETTLEMENT OFFERS’ FOR TIME-BARRED DEBTS The Attorney General of Washington on Friday filed a lawsuit against Convergent Outsourcing, accusing the company of “pushing” individuals to settle time-barred debts by creating a “deceptive impression” that the company would sue to collect on the debt when it …

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Daily Digest – June 26. Senators Call on Debt Buyers to Stop Suing, Garnishing; Judge Denis MSJ in FDCPA Case Over Use of Alternate Name

SENATORS CALL ON DEBT BUYERS TO STOP SUING, GARNISHING ‘IMMEDIATELY’ A pair of Senators have set their sights on one of the nation’s largest credit card lenders and a pair of the nation’s largest debt buyers, calling out what the Senators label as “aggressive” debt collection practices and telling them …

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