Daily Digest

Daily Digest – June 22. Judge Grants Motions to Compel, Dismiss in FDCPA, TCPA Class Action; Conn. Regulator Fines Agency $10k For Operating Without License

JUDGE GRANTS MOTIONS TO COMPEL, DISMISS IN FDCPA, TCPA CLASS ACTION A District Court judge in California has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss with prejudice and motion compel arbitration in a class-action case alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act over an …

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Daily Digest – June 21. Judge Awards $62k in Emotional Damages in FDPCA Case; Judge Dismisses Hate Crime Count from TCPA Complaint

JUDGE AWARDS $62K IN EMOTIONAL DAMAGES TO PLAINTIFFS IN FDCPA CASE A District Court judge in Washington has awarded two plaintiffs more than $60,000 in emotional damages in a bench trial after suing a collector for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because the defendant attempted to collect …

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Daily Digest – June 17. Getting to Know Catherine Calko of Spring Oaks Capital; Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Alleged Attorney Threat in Letter

GETTING TO KNOW CATHERINE CALKO OF SPRING OAKS CAPITAL Catherine Calko loves the classics. And that love extends to her work and career in the accounts receivable management industry. What she loves so much about working in this industry — collaboration and collective problem solving — is something she practices …

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Daily Digest – June 16. Bedard Breaks Down Validation Information; Judge Grants MSJ For Defense in Pay-For-Delete Request

BEDARD BREAKS DOWN CATEGORIES OF VALIDATION INFORMATION Once Regulation F goes into effect, collectors are going to have to make substantial changes to the validation notices they are sending out to consumers. Whether collectors choose to use the rule’s Model Validation Notice or continue using their own format of collection …

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Daily Digest – June 14. CFPB To Make Decision on Rule Delay This Month; Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of FDCPA Suit

CFPB PUBLISHES RULEMAKING AGENDA; DECISION ON DEBT COLLECTION RULE DELAY EXPECTED THIS MONTH The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has apparently dropped a plan that was initiated under its former leadership to create a rule that defines “abusive” conduct under the unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices, known as UDAAP, …

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Daily Digest – June 9. Collector to Pay $900k After Being Sued by Wash. AG; Judge Holds Debt Buyer Liable for Actions of Collector

COLLECTOR TO PAY MORE THAN $900K IN RESTITUTION, FINES AFTER BEING SUED BY WASHINGTON AG The Attorney General of Washington yesterday announced an enforcement action against a collection agency for alleged unlawful debt collection practices, including assessing fees and costs to individuals without not collecting any money from them, operating …

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