Sadia Mirza will speak during the session, ”Tabletop Exercises for Your Incident Response Plan,” during Privacy OC’s Privacy Week Forums 2021. The event will take place January 28 at 11:30 a.m. PST. For more information on Privacy OC and to register, please click here.

On January 15, in response to a petition from Acurian seeking clarification on the non-commercial purpose exemption, the FCC held that prerecorded calls to residential phone numbers seeking participants for FDA-mandated clinical pharmaceutical trials did not constitute “advertising” or “telemarketing” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) because they “do not identify property, goods, or

On January 14, 2021, the Court of Common Pleas in Cuyahoga County, Ohio denied a healthcare foundation’s motion to dismiss, ruling that healthcare clinics and hospitals are not “physicians,” as that term is defined in the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, and accordingly, are not exempt from liability resulting from consumer transactions. The case, Brakle

Ron Raether will be speaking during the session, “Compliance Priorities for Tenant Screeners to Reduce Regulatory and Litigation Risk,” at the 2021 PBSA Mid-Year Legislative and Regulatory Conference that will take place in a virtual format. Ron will discuss the top areas of risk for tenant screeners based on lessons learned from litigation, regulatory investigations,

On January 11, 2021, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh released a report detailing the state’s recommendations to help Maryland residents recover from the severe impacts of COVID-19. The report was issued by the COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force and outlined a holistic approach by making 59 legislative and policy recommendations. The Access to Justice

On December 18, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana denied a debt collector’s motion for summary judgment, suggesting that an open question of whether a telephone system had the capacity to place automatic calls might support a claim under the Telephone Consumer Practices Act (“TCPA”), even if that functionality had

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

In Russell v. Law, Judge Van Bokkelen, of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, granted summary judgment, in part, to Russell Friend (“Plaintiff”)– alleging Taylor Law, PLLC (“Defendant”) contacted Plaintiff continually in attempts to collect debt after Plaintiff’s request that Defendant cease contact, in violation of the Fair Debt

In Golden v. Benjamin, Judge Schroeder, of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, denied Higgins Benjamin, PLCC’s (“Higgins”) motion to dismiss a class action claim brought by Mark and Geneva Golden under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  In the Complaint, Plaintiffs alleged an FDCPA claim for failure

A group of state attorneys general, led by New York A.G. Letitia James, are attempting to stop the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) from implementing its new True Lender Rule that is now in effect. The state attorneys general allege that by implementing the Rule, the OCC is once again fostering