Radical State Law Changes Constrict Collections in New York, Illinois, and Maine ("The Debt Collection Drill")
State legislatures frequently tweak debt collection laws, sometimes annually. These changes in the law often require changes to debt collection letters and processes by the debt industry. This year was marked by a number of legislatures making wholesale changes to the debt collection laws of their respective states. Three states in particular – New York, Illinois, and Maine – changed their laws to such a degree that ambiguities exist in how to comply and questions have arisen as to whether complying with the new state laws will violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
In the latest episode of The Debt Collection Drill, Moss & Barnett attorneys John Rossman and Mike Poncin break down the law changes in these three states and provide practical guidance for compliance and avoiding pitfalls