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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.

7th Cir. Holds No Violation of FDCPA or FCRA in ‘Identity Theft’ Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a trial court's ruling granting summary judgment in favor of two debt collectors for alleged violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and federal Fair Credit Reporting Act relating to their attempts to collect a debt resulting from identify theft.

8th Cir. Holds FDCPA Plaintiff Lacked Article III Standing in Garnishment Communication Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently reversed a trial court’s judgment in favor of a consumer for claims of alleged violation of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, finding that the consumer lacked Article III standing to bring his claim in federal court as the consumer failed to allege or later show a concrete injury in fact.

EDPA Finds Alleged Transmission of Consumer Information to Letter Vendor States Claim Under FDCPA’s § 1692c(b)

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Feb. 7 handed down a decision finding that the mere use of a letter vendor is sufficient to allege a violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1692c(b) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by transmitting information to the letter vendor.

7th Cir. Finds Standing on FCRA Privacy Claim, Tosses Case for Lack of Willful Violation or Damages

Federal courts have recently dismissed a number of cases brought by consumers alleging violations of consumer protection law because they lack “standing.” The trend has been hastened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, a case involving the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.

This Year the 1st Circuit and Mass. Courts Tackled Consumer Contacts

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and federal and state courts in Massachusetts decided several important cases for the consumer financial services industry in 2021. Two related cases concerned the constitutionality of a Massachusetts regulation limiting telephone contact with debtors and a third ruling came from the First Circuit on a federal TCPA action.