There’s an irritating dinner-party-conversation-starter topic about how, because of physics and aerodynamics, bumblebees shouldn’t be able to fly. It’s a ridiculous argument because: (a) bumblebees have been flying just fine since there were bees to bumble; and (b) it’s not like if you told a bumblebee, “Hey, you, with the bumbles: did you know you […]
The underlying putative class action complaint was filed in state court and removed by the defendants who then filed a motion to dismiss. The District Court granted the unopposed motion to dismiss and the subsequent motion for reconsideration filed by the plaintiff. The motions were granted due to the fact that, “Counts I through V are clearly barred by the FDCPA’s one-year statute of limitations and Count VI is insufficient to sustain a common law negligence claim and is additionally precluded by Missouri’s economic loss doctrine.” Id. at *2.
The plaintiff alleges an invasion of his privacy and a violation of California Penal Code. Verizon’s argument: the recording of the phone calls actually isn’t a violation since privacy wasn’t breached. The Court, however, appears to be siding with the plaintiff on this one, which could offer some operational clarity for collection agencies in one aspect of how they interact with consumers via cell phone.
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc., a global provider of software and services designed to improve the customer experience, is hosting a no-cost Web event* titled, “The Pitfalls of TCPA and Its Impact on Your Business,” to be held Tuesday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time (EDT). Already attracting more than 650 registrants, this 75-minute webcast […]
Let’s check in with a guy and his thoughtful mustache posing for his senior photo on the state of today’s economy! “The deleveraging of America is over.” Yay! “Or mostly over.” Oh? “And that’s good news and possibly bad.” ::frustrated sigh:: Robert J. Samuelson, a syndicated columnist, is trying to run through our Economic State […]
As scammers get more and more sophisticated in how they steal money from unwitting consumers, a consequence for the collection industry may be a significant increase in the number of validation requests submitted by consumers.
Debt Resolve, Inc. (OTC: DRSV) announced today that Raymond A. Conta has joined the Company’s Board of Directors effective March 13, 2014. Mr. Conta is a successful entrepreneur based in Westchester County, NY with businesses focused on healthcare billing and accounts receivable management.
JP Morgan Chase’s annual 10-K report to the SEC reveals some critical details about the mega-bank’s debt collection practices. In 2013, JP Morgan Chase recovered $593 million of charged-off credit card debts, continuing a three-year trend of anemic debt recovery. In 2010, the country’s biggest bank recovered $1.37 billion from unpaid credit card bills it had […]
One of the hot topics for the collection industry today is the new found awareness of the requirements the Electronic Funds Transfer Act and Reg E impose on one’s ability to accept and process single and recurring Automated Clearing House Network (ACH) payments or Telephone-Initiated Entries (TEL Entries).
So what exactly is the problem? This latest blog from Ontario System’s Rozanne Andersen walks you through it.
When Patrick asked me if I wanted to cover a story about debt collectors, Australia, and a sex tape I said, “Don’t even pay me for this one. The story is its own reward.” First thing: the whole saga is like a porn version of The Soprano, only with out the self-congratulatory patina that show […]