A new Third Circuit decision applied existing law in a straightforward way to require a disgruntled customer of a for-profit university to arbitrate claims, providing another illustration of an effective way to obtain valid agreements, including arbitration agreements, electronically.

On January 10, the Third Circuit upheld the district court’s decision in Dicent v. Kaplan University

In Thompson-Harbach v. USAA Fed. Sav. Bank, No. 15-cv-2098-CJW-KEM, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3687 (N.D. Iowa Jan. 9, 2019), the Northern District of Iowa provided a deep dive into recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act case law and a retrospective look into Federal Communications Commission TCPA pronouncements.  After its informative analysis, the Court held that

The Supreme Court has denied the petition for certiorari filed by State National Bank of Big Spring (“the Bank”) and two non-profit organizations challenging Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The Petitioners argued that the CFPB violates the Constitution’s separation of powers

Over the last few years, an increased focus continues on the right to privacy and the debate on how to best implement privacy tools that are balanced with business and technological innovation.  In the United States, the debate to adopt policies like those in the European Union has recently intensified as consumer advocates view data

ATLANTA – The Consumer Financial Services practice at Troutman Sanders LLP has been selected as one of Law360’s 2018 Practice Groups of the Year. The team was recognized in Law360’s Consumer Protection category for excellence in representing and advising clients with respect to high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters, as well as compliance issues. The

Plaintiffs have won one in the ongoing litigation wars over whether the identity of the original creditors in debt collection letters is material, and hence should be included. 

On January 2, the United States District Court for the District of Utah granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs-debtors, finding that the defendant-debt collector committed

After a botched $172.5 million initial public offering, CPI Card Group Inc. shareholders will receive an $11 million cash settlement, according to a proposed settlement reached on December 31.  The shareholders alleged that CPI oversold its chip-enabled credit cards ahead of its IPO. 

The shareholders claimed that CPI shipped more than 100 million extra

In a recent opinion, the District of Connecticut dismissed cross-motions for summary judgment filed by a debtor and a debt collector for claims arising under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  The case is Garcia v. Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff, P.C., No. 3:16-cv-791 (D. Conn. Dec.

Since the Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins decision in 2016, many defendants have worried that a valid standing argument could have the actual impact of leading to more cases being litigated in state court rather than outright dismissals on the merits.  

This month’s ruling in Ratliff v. LTI Trucking Services, Inc. proved to be exactly the