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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.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) is the largest economic rescue measure in the history of the United States, making $2.2 trillion available to the public and businesses affected by the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. Where there is money, there will be lawsuits by those who did not get it. A class

Please join Troutman Sanders’ attorneys, Andrew Buxbaum, Jon Hubbard, Mohsin Reza, and Elizabeth Briones for the Complimentary Webinar: “Lessons Learned from the Great Recession” on April 16, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.

The economic consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are proving to be far-reaching as millions of American consumers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns that cyber scammers are leveraging the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) to steal money, personal information, or both through phishing emails, fake Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emails, and solicitations selling counterfeit treatment, masks, and respirator equipment. See the FBI’s March 20 alert here. Business email compromise continues

On Monday, March 23, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced a measure that would suspend overdraft fees during the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak and other national emergencies. The Stop Overdraft Profiteering Act (the “Act”) would prevent banks from imposing overdraft fees for a six-month period following a national emergency or disaster. 

Last year, Sen. Mike Azinger (R-W.Va.) introduced Senate Bill 495 to the West Virginia Legislature, where it was referred to the Judiciary Committee. The bill proposed amendments to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, W. Va. Code § 46A-5-101, which was intended to “bring the Act in conformity with the federal Fair Debt

On November 19, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued a proposed a new rule to clarify that the interest rate on a loan extended by a state-chartered bank or savings association will not be usurious upon sale, transfer or assignment of the loan if such interest rate was valid when the loan was made. 

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with the states of Minnesota, North Carolina, and California, filed a lawsuit in California federal court against a student loan debt-relief operation. The CFPB alleges that the companies charged over $71 million in unlawful advance fees in connection with the marketing and sale of student loan debt-relief services

One of the most ambitious (i.e., bad) arguments ever made by a defendant in a TCPA case was rejected by the Western District of New York in Gerrard v. Acara Sol. Inc., 1:18-cv-1041, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108038, 2019 WL 2647758 (W.D.N.Y. June 27, 2019). Acara Solutions argued their text messages with

A pro se plaintiff’s lawsuit brought pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was dismissed by the District of New Jersey for lack of standing in Kraft v. Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, P.C., U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126323 (D. N.J. July 30, 2019). Plaintiff Warren R. Kraft inherited real estate from his deceased