Daily Digest

Daily Digest – March 30. Bona Fide Error Defense Nets MSJ For Defendant; Disaster Declaration in N.C. Triggers Deferral of ‘Debt Payments’

BONA FIDE ERROR DEFENSE NETS DEFENDANT MSJ IN FDCPA CASE A District Court judge in Wisconsin has granted summary judgment to a defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case after the defendant invoked the bona fide error defense because it used a creditor-approved abbreviation to reference the name …

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Daily Digest – March 27. Mass. Enacts Emergency Collection Provisions; Judge Rejects Request to Set Aside Scammer’s Sentence

MASSACHUSETTS ENACTS EMERGENCY DEBT COLLECTION PROVISIONS, BANS PHONE CALLS The state of Massachusetts has enacted a number of emergency debt collection provisions regulating what collectors can do which will remain in effect until a month after the governor lifts the state of emergency. JUDGE REJECTS REQUEST TO SET ASIDE DEBT …

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Daily Digest – March 20. States’ Actions Against Coronavirus Causing Uproar in ARM Industry; Washington Enacts New Debt Buying Law

STATES’ ACTIONS AGAINST CORONAVIRUS CAUSING UPROAR IN ARM INDUSTRY States across the country are taking bold and unprecedented steps to contain the spread of coronavirus, steps that are endangering the ongoing viability of the accounts receivable management industry. WASHINGTON ENACTS NEW DEBT BUYING LAW The governor of Washington has signed …

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Daily Digest – March 17. Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of ‘Shotgun’ Suit; Ariz. Senate Passes Bill Allowing Partial Payment to Revive SOL

APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS DISMISSAL OF ‘SHOTGUN’ FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA CASE The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has partially overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against a number of defendants alleging they violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Telephone …

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