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Ashley Nimitz advises consumer finance companies and other clients on complex federal and state litigation matters. With a diverse background, she assists clients by defining objectives, developing concentric goals, and seeing matters from inception through to successful fruition.

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,

Earlier this week, millions of Americans began receiving direct deposits from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), signed into law last month. Although meant to provide relief to consumers feeling the impact of furloughs and pay cuts as a result of the

While the nation faces unprecedented furloughs, layoffs, and economic difficulties, scammers continue to find novel ways to profit. In an attempt to dispel misinformation and provide guidance, the Federal Trade Commission is taking action to halt snake oil products and educate consumers on these ever-evolving scams.

Mimicking techniques routinely used by lenders to lawfully communicate

In Dressler v. Equifax, Inc., et al., before entering final judgment in favor of all but one defendant, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida gave pro se plaintiff Sandra K. Dressler three attempts to amend her complaint, which alleged violations of various consumer protection statutes by student loan servicer

In response to economic concerns due to widespread closures caused by the coronavirus (“COVID-19”), on Sunday, March 15, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive order putting a moratorium on evictions. Following Mayor Garcetti’s lead, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a statewide executive order stopping evictions and foreclosures for people affected by the disease

Plaintiff Amanda Groettum may be alive and well, but in Groettum v. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota laid to rest her claims under Minnesota’s credit defamation laws and any contention that the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s two preemption provisions are in conflict.

In her complaint,

Bad internet reviews are the bane of business owners everywhere. Consumers flock to social media to air their grievances with companies, typically without fear of meaningful reprisal. This practice often leaves many corporate entities wondering what to do to deter this type of consumer sharing. When faced with this question – after reading less than