In the latest episode of the Debt Collection Drill, attorneys John Rossman and Mike Poncin break down the law changes in New York, Illinois, and Maine, and provide practical guidance for compliance and avoiding pitfalls.
In the ongoing process of implementing recently adopted NYDFS debt collection rules, yesterday the Department released two additional FAQs and posted amendments to the rule that have been adopted and will take effect on September 9, 2015.
Ontario Systems, a leading accounts receivable technology and services provider, announced it has introduced new patent-pending Collection Restriction functionality to its Artiva RM™ software, aimed at assisting compliance officers, managers and administrators who handle a complex hierarchy of federal/CFPB, State/Province, local and client restrictions. The enhancements will come packaged with the Artiva RM software’s most-updated […]
Illinois Public Act No. 227 was quietly signed into law earlier this month, containing several substantive updates to the Illinois Collection Agency Act (ICAA). It is important to note that there is no implementation period on these changes; they took effect upon signing of the law on August 3, 2015.
In an order published last week United States District Court Judge Michael M. Anello from the Southern District of California denied Plaintiffs motion for class action certification in the case of Linda Blair, Diane Deal, and Shannon Collins v. The CBE Group, Inc. (CBE) (13cv134-MMA).
Attorney Helen Mac Murray of Mac Murray, Petersen & Shuster LLP (MPS) and Attorney General Consultant to DBA International, has once again been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Government Relations Practice. This is Mac Murray’s second year in a row receiving this distinctive recognition. Since it was […]
Earlier this week, Reilly Dolan, Associate Director, Division of Financial Practices at the Federal Trade Commission posted a blog about the debt buying industry and its efforts to self-regulate. Click here to read the full text of the piece, which offers insight into the regulator’s expectations. Also of interest is the link to the 75 bad apples recently banned from the debt collection business.
If an entity acquires a debt in default and tries to collect on it, does that automatically make it a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act? Several courts, including the Third, Seventh, and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals, all said yes it does. In a surprise ruling earlier this week, however, the […]
Yesterday insideARM reported on an Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Decision confirming the validity of prior express consent in a TCPA case. This case and another one today in this article should be read together for an excellent discussion on the issue of “prior express consent.”
MUNCIE, Ind. – Ontario Systems, a leading accounts receivable technology and services provider, announced it has added Sessions Firm partners David Israel and Michael Del Valle to the company’s roster of presenters at its annual customer and collection education conference, PowerUp 2015. Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC, is the nation’s leading consumer protection defense […]