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Response to request by ACA International regarding whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits a debt collector from notifying a consumer who disputed a debt that the collector has ceased its collection efforts, Decisions Volume 144
Addresses whether affiliates must disclose audited financial statements under Item 21.
Re: Follow-Up to February 9, 2002 MedSouth, Inc. Staff Advisory Opinion
Addresses whether a franchisor may distribute disclosure documents in a foreign language.
Discusses under what circumstances a funeral provider may need a contract with a cemetery provider to provide either a good faith estimate of the cemetery costs or the actual costs.