Massachusetts Can Protect Consumers by Modernizing Debt Claims Policy

Pew testimony highlights opportunities to boost pending legislation

Pew Recommends Ways to Improve MA Debt Claim Bill

On Oct. 19, 2021, The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted written testimony to the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Financial Services Committee regarding An Act Relative to Fairness in Debt Collection (H. 1168/S. 663), which would make debt collection lawsuits easier for defendants to navigate. Pew’s comments highlighted the rise of debt litigation in the commonwealth, how the bill would affect debt claims policy, and refinements to the legislation that could protect consumers from economic instability related to these cases.

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