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Federal Court Holds a Constable Qualifies as a ‘Debt Collector’ Under FDCPA and a ‘Creditor’ Under Massachusetts Law

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently denied a motion to dismiss FDCPA and Mass. Gen. Law. Ch. 93 and 93A claims, holding that a constable qualifies as a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and a “creditor” under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93.

Fifth State in the Union Becomes Fifth State to Enact Data Privacy Legislation

On May 10, Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law Substitute Senate Bill 6 (Public Act 22-15), Connecticut’s version of comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation.  This makes Connecticut the fifth state to enact such legislation, following California, Virginia, Colorado, and Utah.  The Act will go into effect July 1, 2023.

State Privacy Legislation Update: What Happened in March, What’s Ahead, and What’s Dead

There remain over 30 comprehensive consumer data privacy bills pending in the states, but some are falling off the chart as the legislative sessions come to an end.  While the number of active bills is decreasing, there is one new state data privacy law, and others that continue to show movement. 

Credit Reporting Agencies Begin to Roll Out Guidance to Data Furnishers on How to Treat, Report Medical Debt

In an update to an article we published earlier this week regarding the three major credit reporting agencies Equifax, Experian and TransUnion issuing a joint statement last week regarding how medical debt will be treated and reported on consumer credit reports, those agencies provided further clarification to data furnishers on March 22.

Seeing Medical Debt in a New Light, Credit Reporting Agencies Announce Major Change in How They Will Treat, Report Medical Debt

In a year that is still quite young, medical debt continues to find its way into the headlines of the receivables management industry. Continuing the trend, this past Friday, March 18, saw the three major credit reporting agencies Equifax, Experian and TransUnion issue a joint statement regarding how medical debt will be treated and reported on consumer credit reports.