Earlier this month, in Buchholz v. Meyer Njus Tanick, P.A., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision that a plaintiff who alleged that the defendant had violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), failed to allege a concrete injury in fact sufficient to confer Article III standing.… Continue Reading
Stacy H. Rubin
Trump Administration to Discharge the Federal Student Loan Debt of Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans
On August 21, 2019, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum that streamlines the process by which totally and permanently disabled veterans can discharge their Federal student loans (Federal Family Education Loan Program loans, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program loans, and Federal Perkins Loans). Through the revamped process, veterans will be able to have their Federal student loan debt discharged more quickly and with less burden.… Continue Reading
FTC rescinds FCRA model forms and disclosures
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently rescinded several Model Forms and Disclosures associated with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), determining they are no longer necessary, given that the CFPB has issued its own model forms and disclosures. The FTC forms that have been rescinded and the corresponding CFPB forms that now apply are as follows:
- Rescinded FTC Form: Appendix A – Model Prescreen Opt-Out Notices | Corresponding CFPB Form: Appendix D to Part 1022 – Model Forms for Firm Offers of Credit or Insurance.
FCC directs creation of reassigned phone number database
The FCC has taken a step toward getting control over the potential TCPA exposure a business faces when it calls one of its customers at a phone number that, unbeknownst to the business, has been reassigned from the customer to someone else.
On December 13, 2018, the FCC released an order directing the creation of a single comprehensive database of disconnected numbers. … Continue Reading