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Jason Manning is a commercial trial attorney with a focus on defending consumer-facing companies against class action and individual consumer protection claims. He has particular experience representing clients in mortgage- and auto finance-related litigation in state and federal courts.

On April 17, 2024, Virginia enacted HB 1519 taking a significant step towards amending the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA) to prohibit creditors from charging fees for accepting electronic payments in connection with credit transactions in Virginia. However, this amendment will not become effective unless the Virginia General Assembly reenacts the bill in 2025. Between now and then, the Virginia State Corporation Commission will assess this change and report its findings to the General Assembly by December of this year.

On May 29, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a targeted foreclosure moratorium on VA-guaranteed loans intended to allow servicers sufficient time to implement the Veterans Affairs Servicing Purchase (VASP) program. Servicers may begin implementing the VASP program beginning May 31, 2024, and the VA expects servicers will fully implement the program no later than October 1, 2024.

In this episode of FCRA Focus, join host Dave Gettings and fellow partner, Jason Manning, as they delve into Jason’s recent experiences trying a consumer case in front of a jury. Jason and Dave discuss the impact of integrating technology into trial presentation, the strategic use of demonstratives to maintain jury engagement, approaches to breaking the ice in the courtroom, and fostering a more attentive and responsive jury. Whether you’re a legal professional seeking to refine your trial tactics or simply intrigued by the dynamics of courtroom strategy, this episode offers a wealth of first-hand knowledge regarding jury trials in consumer cases.

We are pleased to share our annual review of regulatory and legal developments in the consumer financial services industry. With active federal and state legislatures, consumer financial services providers faced a challenging 2023. Courts across the country issued rulings that will have immediate and lasting impacts on the industry. Our team of more than 140 professionals has prepared this concise, yet thorough analysis of the most important issues and trends throughout our industry. We not only examined what happened in 2023, but also what to expect — and how to prepare — for the months ahead.

In a July 15 published decision, the Fourth Circuit reversed a West Virginia District Court’s ruling against a mortgage servicer in a purported class action, holding that merely sending a notice of rescission under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. 1635, et seq., does not immediately rescind the loan and relieve the borrower

On May 3, the New York State Senate passed S5473D (Bill), which will apply immediately in all actions “in which a final judgment of foreclosure and sale has not been enforced.” (See S5473D at Section 10.) This means that the new law applies retroactively, affecting future foreclosure actions and existing foreclosures, including those in

On February 22, the Fourth Circuit clarified in a published opinion what communications constitute a qualified written request (QWR) under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The Fourth Circuit held that “where a written correspondence to a loan servicer provides sufficient information to identify the account and an alleged servicing error, such correspondence is

On March 18, the West Virginia legislature passed Senate Bill 5, amending the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (WVCCPA). The amendments will apply to all causes of action filed on or after June 16, 2021, the effective date of the amendments.

The amendments signal a continuing trend in West Virginia toward equalizing

In a panel decision on April 21, the Eleventh Circuit held that (1) a consumer had standing to bring a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because he alleged an invasion of privacy based on the spread of his debt-related information; and (2) a debt collector’s outsourcing of its letter process to

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,