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Andrew Buxbaum is Counsel in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice. Andrew provides clients with valuable strategy and analysis based on his vast experience in both private practice and in-house counsel positions. Andrew specializes in representing clients in the financial services industry (including banks, lenders, mortgage companies, debt collection firms and loan servicers) in consumer litigation, bankruptcy, and regulatory compliance matters.

On August 16, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York issued a summary order in favor of the plaintiff, allowing a breach of contract claim to go forward based on a bank’s assessment of non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees. The ruling continues a trend of NSF fees coming under heavy scrutiny by

Banking trade groups are challenging a request for information (RFI) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding customer service at large financial institutions. In a joint letter dated August 22, the Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, and the American Bankers Association objected to the CFPB’s insinuation that big banks are providing a

A recent decision out of the Northern District of Illinois should help banks defend against increasingly common claims involving fraudulent wire transfers. In Trivedi v. Bank of America, et al., the district court granted the defendant banks’ motions to dismiss, holding that the plaintiff’s common law claims were preempted by the Illinois Uniform Commercial

A federal district court in New Jersey recently dismissed a complaint against a bank filed by a commercial customer duped by a business email compromise incident. The case involved four wire transfers totaling $1.4 million dollars. The court found that even though the customer was tricked by a fraudster into initiating the transfers, the wires

In Cadence Bank, N.A. v. Roy J. Elizondo III, PLLC, the Supreme Court of Texas recently held that an administrative form relied upon by a victim of a fraud scam did not impose contractual obligations on a bank to verify available funds before processing the wire transaction.

A Texas lawyer maintained an IOLTA deposit

The Uniform Commercial Code’s (UCC) midnight deadline rule imposes an obligation on payor banks to return dishonored checks before midnight of the next business day after the date of receipt of the item. The midnight deadline rule states: “If an item is presented and received by a payor bank, the bank is accountable for the

2021 was a transformative year for the consumer financial services world. As we navigate an unprecedented volume of industry regulation, Troutman Pepper is uniquely positioned to help its clients find successful resolutions and stay ahead of the curve.

In this report, we share developments on auto finance, background screening, bankruptcy, consumer class actions, consumer

The Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s finding that no agreement to arbitrate claims was ever formed, holding that because the evidence showed two versions of a contract and there were variations between the agreements, no meeting of the minds as to the material terms of the contract occurred. See Rowland v. Sandy Morris

As we recently reported, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided new maximum call guidance in a December 2020 order (Order) for callers subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The guidance was issued prior to the implementation of new regulations capping the number of permitted calls under the TCPA. But industry members quickly

2020 was a transformative year for the consumer financial services world. As we navigate an unprecedented volume of industry regulation, Troutman Pepper is uniquely positioned to help its clients find successful resolutions and stay ahead of the compliance curve.

In this report, we share developments in 2020 on consumer class actions, background screening, bankruptcy,