The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct. held that a state has specific personal jurisdiction over out-of-state mega corporations that advertise, sell, and service their products in that state and whose products cause injuries to the state’s residents. Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Jud. Dist.

On March 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) announced it is rescinding its April 1, 2020 policy statement regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Regulation V following the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This recission is effective April 1.

Background

On March 27,

The Sixth Circuit recently confirmed student loan servicers, who begin servicing debts after default and resale, are not liable to borrowers under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because the servicers are not acting as “debt collectors.”

On March 25, in Willison v. Nelnet, Inc., the Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for student

Last week, the Maryland Senate and the House of Representatives each voted unanimously to approve bills that would limit a hospital’s means of collecting past due medical debt. Senate Bill 0514 and House Bill 0565 now move onto the opposite chamber for approval. SB 05014 has already been referred to committee. The bills as originally

On March 22, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) moved to dismiss a challenge to a final rule it promulgated last summer. But this routine filing was followed by a blog that expressed the Bureau’s intent to address the challenged rule outside of court and clarified that its “brief address[es] only the court’s jurisdiction to

While the debate continues about whether the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the authority to make rules governing antitrust or competition law issues, on March 25, Acting FTC Chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter announced the creation of a new group focused, in part, on new rules to prohibit unfair or deceptive practices and unfair methods of

On March 24, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provided the Consumer Response 2020 Annual Report (CFPB Report) to Congress. The CFPB Report reflects complaints submitted by consumers to the CFPB and analyzes those complaints.

In 2020, the CFPB saw a 54% rise in complaints from 2019 — with the total number increasing from 352,400

David Anthony will be speaking during the “Where Most FCRA Mistakes Are Made” webinar hosted by AccountsRecovery.net. The webinar will take place on March 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is the only statute in the ARM industry where consumers are filing more lawsuits, There are a number of issues

In Ahmed v. Richland Holdings, No. 2:19-CV-1925 JCM (DJA) (D. Nev. Feb. 26, 2021), the District of Nevada dismissed a pair for claims under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), alleging that a debt collector had improperly sought to recover collection fees in the amount of 50% of the outstanding debts.

The plaintiffs,

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