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"The undersigned organizations advocate on behalf of working people and write to comment on the proposed debt collection rule. We urge you to improve the rule in order to better protect low-income workers.
Debt collection is very much an industry built on low wage working families. Studies have described working families often having delinquent debt causing financial and psychological stress “with the pressure of being repeatedly contacted by creditors seeking repayment.”
We urge the Bureau to consider the disproportionate impact debt collection has on struggling families when crafting this rule."
Affirmed. Plaintiff was an investigator employed by the California State Lottery. He sued Defendant alleging retaliation in violation of the California Whistleblower Protection Act. Defendant filed an anti-SLAPP motion to strike Plaintiff’s complaint. The trial court denied the motion. The appeals court agreed finding Plaintiff had established his complaint arose from a protected activity and that he was likely to succeed on the merits of his claim.
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