Universal Increase in Lawsuits for March


WebRecon breaks down the latest claims under ARM industry laws. 04/26/2022 4:15 P.M. 2 minute read WebRecon’s latest report shows litigation increased by double-digit percentages across all three major consumer statutes in March. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suits increased 10.6% over February, Telephone Consumer Protection Act suits increased 10.1% and Fair Credit Reporting Act […]

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CFPB Expands Focus on Medical Billing with New Complaint Bulletin


In the latest of a string of reports on medical billing, the bureau analyzes U.S. consumer “complaints.” Editor’s note: This article is available for members only. 04/20/2022 9 P.M. 7 minute read Key Takeaways: The CFPB says its report seeks to illustrate the possible long-term impact of medical billing and collections. ACA continues to advocate […]

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Nevada Hospital Association Amicus Brief in Support of 9th Circuit Appeal Outlines Impact of S.B. 248 on Medical Providers


The Nevada Hospital Association brief was filed after ACA’s call to action for medical providers to support the appeal, which seeks clarity on requirements in the state’s medical debt law. Editor’s Note: This article is available for members only. 04/14/2022 3:00 P.M. 5 minute read The Nevada Hospital Association has filed an amicus brief in […]

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Badwan v. Wells Fargo: FCRA Claims Against Furnisher Dismissed

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The court found a furnisher is not responsible for determining who is “at fault” for a consumer’s missed payments because such a finding would involve the sort of judgment that the FCRA neither expects nor requires furnishers of information to make. 04/13/2022 1:15 P.M. 4 minute read Badwan v. Wells Fargo, No. 21 C 4666, […]

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Doss v. TransUnion: Court Denies Dismissal of FCRA Claims


Although the consumer informed the credit reporting agency that she no longer disputed a debt, her credit report continued to reflect the dispute. She alleged the data furnisher was  liable under the FCRA for negligently and willfully failing to investigate the dispute, and that the credit reporting agency was liable under the FCRA for negligently […]

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CFPB Seeks Comment on Proposed Rule Prohibiting Adverse Information on Credit Reports in Cases of Human Trafficking


Comments on the proposed credit reports rule, which would implement amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, are due May 9. 04/08/2022 1:15 P.M. 2.5 minute read The CFPB has issued a proposed rule that would prohibit consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) from providing consumer credit reports containing adverse information about a consumer that resulted from a severe form […]

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