In the unfortunate event you or a loved one are involved in a serious accident or diagnosed with a major illness, your foremost concern is always securing the best medical care possible. Indeed, you probably derive considerable comfort from believing that your health insurance will help defray some of the inevitably enormous medical expenses.
It has proved to be something of a historic week for the Supreme Court of the United States, as Justice Neil Gorsuch, fresh off an acrimonious confirmation process, officially took his place on the bench for oral arguments. Indeed, with Gorsuch's ascension, the number of justices on the nation's high court, which has had a longstanding vacancy since the death of Antonin Scalia, has been restored to nine.
Every year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency tasked with protecting Americans from "unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices," fields thousands of complaints about aggressive -- and frequently unlawful -- debt collection activities.
Last week, we discussed how Sunshine State residents are protected from harassment, abuse and fraudulent practices by original creditors, debt collectors and third-party debt buyers under the collective powers of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.