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Daily Digest – July 29. Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of FDCPA Suit Over Reporting of Multiple Debts; Lender Dismisses Collection Lawsuits

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DISMISSAL OF FDCPA SUIT OVER REPORTING MULTIPLE DEBTS SEPARATELY The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case in which a collection agency was accused of engaging in unfair or unconscionable means of collecting on debts …

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Daily Digest – July 28. NLRB Invalidates Agency’s Employee Agreement; Senate Republicans Unveil Latest Stimulus Bill

NLRB INVALIDATES COLLECTION AGENCY’S EMPLOYEE AGREEMENT The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a collection agency is engaging in unfair labor practices and ordered it to stop using a mandatory arbitration clause in its agreements with employees because the language in the agreement restricts the rights of employees when …

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Daily Digest – July 24. Senate Passes Bill Preventing Collectors From Garnishing Stimulus Checks; Appeals Court Upholds Ruling in FDCPA Case

SENATE PASSES BILL PREVENTING COLLECTORS FROM GARNISHING STIMULUS PAYMENTS The Senate yesterday unanimously passed S. 3841, a bill that protects the stimulus funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act from being garnished by debt collectors, similar to how Social Security payments are exempt from being garnished. APPEALS …

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Daily Digest – July 20. FCRA Class Action Filed Over Accidental BK Notification on Credit Report; T-Mobile Launches Call Blocking Service

FCRA CLASS ACTION FILED OVER ACCIDENTAL BK NOTIFICATION ON CREDIT REPORT A class-action lawsuit has been filed against one of the nation’s largest financial services companies, alleging it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by inaccurately listing individuals as having for filed for bankruptcy protection and then refusing to correct …

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