CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin on Medical Debt, Civil Penalty Changes on Federal Register

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The bureau’s updates formalize its latest compliance bulletin on medical debt and annual civil penalty inflation adjustments. Editor’s Note: This article is available for members only. 01/20/2022 3:45 P.M. 2 minute read The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s compliance bulletin and policy guidance on medical debt, including reminders for debt collectors and credit bureaus on the requirements […]

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Mac Murray & Shuster LLP Promotes Chris Wager to Partner

 

Wager has over a decade of experience working with highly regulated industries and has been with M&S since 2019. 01/20/2022 10:00 A.M. 1 minute read Mac Murray & Shuster LLP (M&S), an ACA International member company based in Columbus, Ohio, announced the promotion of Chris Wager to partner. Having joined M&S in 2019, Wager focuses […]

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ACA Cast Year in Review: Compliance and Operations in 2021

 

The association’s podcast continues to grow and connect members for discussions on Reg F, Hunstein, health care, technology and more. 01/20/2022 9:30 A.M. 1.5 minute read 2021 brought many changes to the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry—with the groundbreaking Hunstein case, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Regulation F that took effect Nov. 30, pandemic-related adjustments […]

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Invite Your California Health Care Clients to The Collaborative Education Session on California Medical Debt Laws

 

Jan. 28 webinar will help debt collection agencies and their health care clients in California navigate the state’s new medical debt laws and fair billing rules. Submit your questions for expert panel speakers now. 01/19/2022 3:00 P.M 2 minute read Five associations are joining forces to offer an educational session covering new California medical debt […]

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State Creditors Bar Associations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce File Briefs in Support of Preferred Collection

 

Five amicus briefs support defendant’s argument in 11th Circuit case on Article III standing. 01/19/2022 2:30 P.M. 2 minute read Several groups have filed amicus briefs in support of Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc.’s en banc brief on Article III standing in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. The appeal before the 11th […]

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State Collection Service Donates $7,100 to Adopt-a-Family

 

Contributions made by team members were matched by the company to donate to organizations around Madison, Wisconsin. 01/19/2022 10:00 A.M. 1 minute read State Collection Service, an ACA International member company based in Madison, Wisconsin, continued its annual holiday tradition of Adopt-a-Family by donating $7,100 to assist families in their community. In past years, State’s […]

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Virtual IACC Convention Registration Open at Discounted Rate for ACA Members Interested in Commercial Collections

 

If you want to learn more about exploring commercial collections or are interested in expanding your business, registration is open for the virtual International Association of Commercial Collectors convention Jan. 27-28, 2022. 01/18/2022 4:30 P.M. 1 minute read Are you interested in expanding your business model to include commercial collections? Then don’t miss the virtual International […]

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Preferred Collection’s Brief in Hunstein Argues Plaintiff Lacks Article III Standing, FDCPA Does Not Prohibit Communications With Agents

 

The court asked that the parties’ briefs focus on whether Hunstein had Article III standing to bring the FDCPA lawsuit in the letter-vendor case. Preferred Collection has asserted that Hunstein lacks standing because he has no injury in fact and argues that the now-vacated panel opinion ignored common-law agency principles and created a First Amendment […]

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Preferred Collection Files Brief in Hunstein FDCPA Case

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01/18/2022 4:30 P.M. 2 minute read Today, Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. filed its en banc brief in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. (April 21, 2021). The appeal has become focused, in substantial part, on questions that surround the intersection of the federal judicial doctrine surrounding Article III standing, which relies […]

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FTC Reports Do Not Call Registry Use Grew in 2021

 

2.8 million new numbers were added to the registry and complaints about robocalls surpassed those about telemarketing in the last two years. 01/18/2022 2:45 P.M. 3 minute read The Federal Trade Commission issued its biennial report to Congress on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry this month detailing the number of consumers—more than 244 million—who have […]

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