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August 27, 2020
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Consumer counterclaims present a frustrating dilemma and tough strategic choices for debt collectors. Essentially required to bring most collection actions in state small claims courts, debt collectors routinely find themselves defending counterclaims, including federal claims before elected judges and state court juries. This webinar will examine common threatened

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools that businesses can

On July 31, Judge J. Michael Seabright, in the District of Hawaii, denied a Defendant debt collector’s motion for summary judgment. In doing so, the Court rejected the Defendant’s argument that it could rely on an informal email from a state agency regarding compliance advice.

Previously, DNF Associates, LLC (“DNF”) had filed a lawsuit

August 19, 2020
2:00-3:00 P.M. (ET)

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Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began July 1, 2020. Our privacy team at Troutman Pepper has identified six areas of enforcement likely to catch the California Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) attention, which arguably holds sole enforcement authority under the Act. This webinar will

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has resulted in the California legislature rolling out several emergency initiatives to address the impact of the outbreak. Initiatives range from introducing measures to address key employment issues to financial packages that provide funding to increase hospital capacity and protect those most vulnerable to the disease. Given the immediate impact these

In a recent decision out of the Middle District of Tennessee, a medical provider’s third-party billing servicer did not qualify as a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA”) because the debt was not in default when it was placed with the extended billing office. The issue on summary judgment was simple:

On June 29, 2020, the United State House of Representatives passed the Protecting Your Credit Act of 2020, H.R. 5332. The purpose of the bill is to “ensure that consumer reporting agencies are providing fair and accurate information reporting in consumer reports” by amending certain provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).

If the

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools that businesses can

Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began July 1, 2020. Our privacy team at Troutman Pepper includes several attorneys who worked in an attorney general’s office. This privacy regulatory team has identified six areas of enforcement likely to catch the California Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) attention, which arguably holds sole regulatory

The Middle District of Pennsylvania recently held that including line items for interest and fees in a debt collection letter when no interest or fees are sought does not violate the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA”).

In Reyes v. Associated Credit Servs., No. 1:19-CV-01670 (M.D. Pa. July 6, 2020), the plaintiff received a