The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this week ruled that New York’s highest court will need to resolve the legal questions in a case brought by a debt collection law firm challenging a New York City statute that regulates certain activities of collection attorneys.
A federal judge in California late last week ruled in favor of a defendant in a TCPA case by deciding that a platform for sending out text messages did not meet the definition of an automated telephone dialing system (ATDS). The ruling is seen as positive precedent for judicial ATDS interpretations.
BillingTree® announced today the next webinar in its well-received “Payment & Technology Spotlight Series – Technology and Innovation for the Digital Age”.
The CFPB Tuesday released its Supervisory Highlights report for Fall 2014. Among the highlights were recent examinations of larger market participant debt collectors resulting in identification of “an unfair practice and several violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act” involving convenience fees, threats of litigation, bad training materials, and debt sales practices.
The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, a group affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, late last week posted a video on YouTube describing the trouble the Los Angeles Lakers have had with a TCPA class action lawsuit.
The Consumer Relations Consortium (CRC) today announced the addition of three new member companies: Northland Group, ARS National, and The CBE Group.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday ruled against a debt buyer who it said violated the FDCPA when it sought interest charges for a credit card debt. The decision reversed a lower court ruling and included a sharp dissent from the third judge in the appellate panel.
TCPA suits against collection agencies continue to be a growing concern. In August of 2014, TCPA suits are up a whopping 33.6 percent from 2013 numbers. What might be behind this increase?
With a little more than a week to go before the Congressional mid-term elections, attention is shifting away from the potential results to what the outcome might mean for governance. If the Senate changes hands, committees will get new leaders, including the one that oversees the CFPB. Will the Senate behave like the House over the past two years in its oversight? Unlikely.
Last week I attended Consumer-Action’s 43rd Annual Awards Event, along with Rob Meck, CEO of Premiere Credit and Tim Heber, Compliance Officer of FIS Global. We represented the Consumer Relations Consortium (CRC), which was a sponsor of the event along with Google, CapitalOne, Credit.com, TracFone, Amazon, AT&T, Microsoft, and Time Warner Cable.