Swiss Government takes debt collection action over unpaid fees

UK debt collections

The Swiss government has started debt collection proceedings to recover almost half a million francs spent on Covid repatriations. Swiss authorities have begun debt collections against people who were flown back to the country at the government’s expense at the start of the pandemic. .

Appeals Court Rules Against Federal Government in FDCPA Case

Account Recovery

There are limits to what the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act can be used for, and even the federal government is not immune to learning those lessons.

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Shock as Government extends Commercial Eviction ban

UK debt collections

The Government has announced that a ban on landlords evicting firms for unpaid commercial rent is being extended for another nine months. In order to ensure landlords are protected, the government is making clear that businesses that are able to pay rent, must do so.

State of Alabama Passes Law Governing COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Requests

Burr Forman

On November 5, 2021, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a bill governing COVID-19 vaccine exemption requests. The post State of Alabama Passes Law Governing COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Requests appeared first on Burr & Forman.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Eminent domain: government power and its legal checks

J & W

Many property owners might reasonably be unaware of what that is or entails, but it is a certain bet they will never forget the process if a government body raises it concerning a realty holding. Eminent domain is sometimes referred to as a government taking, because that it precisely what it is. The government commences a so-called “condemnation” proceeding, which centrally features a suggested price to the affected property owner.

Local Governments Scrambling to Protect Residents as Moratoriums End; N.M. Announces Phased Restart to Garnishments

Account Recovery

Local governments began scrambling yesterday to try and implement protections for consumers who might be facing eviction or foreclosure as moratoriums that were put into place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic are now expiring.

Rep. McHenry opposes government-run credit bureau on ground that government suffers cyberattacks. Equifax, anyone?

Public Citizen

Among the topics addressed during the hearing was President Biden's proposal for a government-run credit bureau. Ranking member Patrick McHenry opposed a government-run credit bureau, commenting, according to the article: "Cyberattacks are also a major issue with federal databases," McHenry said. "The idea that the government agency doing this will be a better steward of our data is quite questionable, given the track record the federal government."

Federal Mandate for COVID Vaccinations Targets Government Contractors Among Others

NACM

President Joe Biden and the U.S.

Burr & Forman Boosts Economic Development and Government Relations Practices with Addition of John Wall in Columbia Office

Burr Forman

Wall joins from the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance , where he served as the General Counsel and Vice President of Government Relations. At Burr & Forman, he will be a part of the firm’s Economic Development practice group as well as its Government Relations practice group.

Governing a Community Association through COVID-19: Common Elements

Jimerson Firm

Executive Order 2020-244 was entered on September 25, 2020 and sets forth an express right to work and operate a business, sets forth and that no local government can restrict indoor capacity of a restaurant to less than fifty percent (50%).

FCC Reconsiders Government Contractors’ Classification as TCPA Non-“Persons”

TCPA

The FCC in 2016 determined that the federal government was not a “person” subject to the TCPA, and that by extension, federal contractors working within the scope of their delegated authority were also not bound by TCPA restrictions.

Be prepared: Government support will not be there forever – A guest blog by Graydon

CICM

Due to the pandemic, the financial uncertainty it caused, and the huge impact of government support, that might seem somewhat unbelievable. The question is not whether government support will end, the question is when it will. The only thing that is keeping many companies from going under right now, is the support they are receiving from government. Admittedly, the compensation from government is often not even enough to cover the costs.

Daily Digest – May 4. Hunstein-Related Class Actions Continue Piling Up; Cordray Back in Federal Government

Account Recovery

Hunstein-Related Class Actions Continue Piling Up; Cordray Back in Federal Government appeared first on AccountsRecovery.net.

AI Governance: Why Should You Care?

Fico Collections

AI governance is a hot topic and FICO’s chief analytics officer Scott Zoldi recently published an article in InformationWeek explaining why boards of directors need to pay close attention to artificial intelligence. Board oversight and government regulation of AI is necessary.

New study confirms that few consumers complain to government agencies about consumer fraud

Public Citizen

This might have been the seller or manufacturer of the fraudulent product of service; a provider of payment services such as a credit card company, a bank or another payment service; a Better Business Bureau; or a government agency. Less than 3 percent of victims complained to a government entity. percent of victims complained to a BBB or to a government agency. Keith B.

Model Governance: Yapi Kredi Takes Advanced Approach

Fico Collections

As regulators apply greater pressure on lenders to explain every decision, even those made using AI and machine learning, banking leaders worldwide are seeking a more advanced approach to model governance.

Federal Cannabis SAFE Banking Act Bill Gains Steam with Backing from Michigan Financial Institutions and Government

Fraser

The post Federal Cannabis SAFE Banking Act Bill Gains Steam with Backing from Michigan Financial Institutions and Government first appeared on Fraser. In September 2019, the U.S.

MP’s lobby Government for new Debt Collection Laws

UK debt collections

A mixed party collaboration of MP’s has written to the Chancellor requesting new legislative measures to reform the government’s debt collection practices. ” The post MP’s lobby Government for new Debt Collection Laws appeared first on UK Debt Collection News.

Washington Senate Bill Signals Renewed Commitment to Tribal Sovereignty and Government-to-Government Relationships

Troutman Sanders

Bob Ferguson, the attorney general of Washington, has released his 2021 legislative agenda. The requested legislation includes a bill that would self-impose notice requirements to Washington tribes before initiating a project or program that would implicate tribal rights.

Diversity and Governance: AI Breaks into the Boardroom

Fico Collections

Scott: Vanessa, thank you for joining me to talk about diversity and governance in AI, and how artificial intelligence is breaking onto Boardroom agendas.

David Anthony Elected to the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law

Troutman Sanders

Troutman Pepper David Anthony has been elected to the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL). Please visit CCFL’s website for more details. www.ccflonline.org. All Entries

New Florida Law Substantially Reduces Retainage Rate on Government Construction Projects

Jimerson Firm

This new law and the changes to the Local Government Prompt Payment Act and the Florida Prompt Payment Act will become effective on October 1, 2020, and apply to construction services contracts advertised for bid or entered into by state or local government entities in Florida after October 1, 2020.

Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Improving the Federal Government’s Cybersecurity

Troutman Sanders

On May 12, President Biden signed an executive order (EO) that seeks to improve the federal government’s cybersecurity. Sets Baseline Security Standards for the Federal Government’s Software Supply Chain Security.

District Court Departs from Supreme Court Plurality to Find Government-Debt Collector Retroactively Liable Under TCPA — But Rejects Statutory Damages

TCPA

For nearly five years, the TCPA explicitly excluded from liability calls made to collect government-backed debt. Naturally, government debt collectors relied on this exception and called debtors without fear of TCPA liability.

PPP Borrower Pays Damages and Penalties to Government in First False Claims Act Settlement

Burr Forman

SlideBelts and its president/CEO agreed to resolve the allegations in connection with the PPP loan by paying the government damages and penalties of $100,000. The US Department of Justice announced the first civil settlement involving allegations of fraud against a PPP borrower.

Barr Ruling Cures Claims Arising During Life of Government-Debt Exception, Holds Texas District Court

TCPA

227(b) that arose while the government-debt exception (“GDE”) to that provision was still on the books. … Continue reading → Creasy Jurisdiction Retroactive Relief TelemarketingLast week, the U.S.

Court Refuses to Enforce TCPA Against Collector of Government-Backed Debt—Despite Perceived Briefing Failures

Collection Industry News

The first issue here is whether the government-backed debt exemption was stricken retroactively or prospectively by AAPC. Well it turns out the same protections may prevent the retroactive expansion of the TCPA—and that’s important not just for collectors of government-backed debt but for all TCPAWorld denizens that have seen their exposure expand as this court or that agency interprets the TCPA broader than the last. GovernmentSource: site. I sincerely love TCPAWorld.

CFPB Highlights Extension of Period to Request Initial COVID-19 Hardship Forbearance for Certain Government Backed Loans

Troutman Sanders

On October 4, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on its website that the deadline to request initial forbearance for a COVID-19 hardship for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (HUD/FHA), the U.S. Department Of Agriculture (USDA), or the U.S.

New government proposals could affect collections and recovery

Micro Bilt

Recently, the CFPB put forth a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that could potentially impact how businesses approach conducting collections and recovery. Collections and Skip Tracing

Sixth Circuit Reverses Lindenbaum, Finds TCPA Government-Backed Debt Exemption Did Not Render Remainder of Statute Unconstitutional

Troutman Sanders

Specifically, the Sixth Circuit found that the government-backed debt exemption — added to the TCPA in 2015 and later struck down by the Supreme Court — was severable from the statute, and the statute did not implicate unfair restrictions on free speech. On Thursday, September 9, the U.S.

New York City DCA Issues Covert Regs Governing Interactions with Consumers Who Do Not Speak English

BN Lawyers

On June 11, 2020, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) released amendments to its debt collection regulations aimed at addressing communications with consumers who may have limited English proficiency (the “Amendments”).

Facebook and U.S. Government File Supreme Court Briefs Supporting Narrow Interpretation of ATDS Definition

TCPA

Last Friday, Facebook and the United States government filed briefs in Facebook, Inc. Duguid, the Supreme Court case that promises to resolve the growing circuit split over the interpretation of the definition of an ATDS.

Facebook and U.S. Government Submit Final Briefs in Supreme Court ATDS Fight, Oral Argument to Follow

TCPA

This week, Facebook and the United States government filed responses to Plaintiff’s brief in Facebook, Inc.

Kickstarting the Government?s Kickstart Scheme in the debt collection and wider sectors

CSA

t let our upcoming CSA Learning & Development Conference go by without running a session on the Government?s Fiona Macaskill is Director of Learning & Development at the Credit Services Association. We couldn?t