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).
CEDAR FALLS, IA – Today, data company LocateSmarter announced the launch of Movali 2.0, a phone append product. Movali 2.0 allows customers to create custom phone append products in real-time by choosing from a list of available data sources. The customer is provided with metrics on each data source’s hit rate, phone type, priority score and processing […]
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.
SAN FRANCISCO – LiveVox Inc., a leading provider of cloud contact center solutions for enterprise operations, announced that it will host an operations expert from EOS NCN to discuss emerging practices that take advantage of new technical capabilities. Al Weaver, Vice President of Operations for EOS NCN, will share his view of optimizing the mix of people, processes and […]
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.”
This week the CFPB released its second Monthly Complaint Report. This month’s focus is credit reporting. Last month was debt collection. What’s interesting is the significant difference from a supervisory/enforcement standpoint between these two markets.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held, in a matter of first impression among all of the Courts of Appeals, that a debt collector bears the burden of proving that a communication with a third party falls within the exception for location information contained in subsection 1692b of the federal FDCPA.
Using historical industry data, Kaulkin Ginsberg projects the total revenue and bad debt levels for the health insurance market through 2019.