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Jack Altura carefully analyzes every detail of a case to bring the highest possible value to his clients. His practice focuses on business litigation, cybersecurity, and consumer financial services. Jack has successfully defended his clients at jury trial, bench trial, and on appeal.

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

In Robinson v. Nat’l Student Clearinghouse, — F.4th — (1st Cir. 2021), a First Circuit panel unanimously affirmed the district court’s Final Approval Order, approving the class settlement in an action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Plaintiff James Robinson filed the class action lawsuit against National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), alleging NSC

This past April, the Florida legislature passed an amendment to Florida’s version of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, CS/SB 1120. Two days before the amendment’s effective date of July 1, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the amendment into law, giving companies little time to prepare.

The amendment imposes a new requirement on making telephonic

On June 26, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law a bill that expands the regulation of the accounts receivable management industry to include debt buyers and affiliated companies.

Under HF 6, “debt buyers” are defined as businesses “engaged in the purchase of any charged-off account, bill, or other indebtedness for collection purposes, whether

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.

This case was brought on behalf of a class of 72 female sales professionals employed by clothing retailer John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc. (Varvatos), alleging that Varvatos’s clothing allowance policy, which included giving free clothing to male sales professionals but not female sales professionals, violated various federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Knox v. John Varvatos Enterprises

In the years following the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540, 1549 (2016) — which held that “bare procedural violation[s], divorced from any concrete harm, [do not] satisfy the injury-in-fact requirement of Article III” — district courts have had to grapple with the question of standing under the