Starting in September, the three main credit agencies will wait 180 days before including medical debt on a credit report, giving consumers time to resolve disputes with insurers.
The conviction handed down Wednesday carries a prison sentence of nine and a half years for the popular ex-president. Still, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains free as he appeals the verdict.
Leopoldo López, 46, has been serving a nearly 14-year prison term after leading demonstrations against the embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
Pro-Maduro groups stormed the building and attacked opposition lawmakers, as the political crisis deepens. The vice president reportedly had urged the president’s supporters to come and show support.