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Jonathan is an associate in the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, with a primary focus on financial services litigation. He represents clients in class actions and business disputes in both federal and state courts.

As discussed here, on September 8, 2022, an en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision that a debt collector’s outsourcing of its letter process to a third-party mail vendor violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s prohibition on third-party disclosure. The Eleventh Circuit remanded the case

Federal courts across the country continue to divest themselves of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) cases following the Supreme Court’s salient Article III standing decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez. The Southern District of Illinois is no exception, with a court in that district recently dismissing an FDCPA action for lack of standing

Creditors and debt collectors may rest assured that they are not violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when sending debt-collection communications prior to any knowledge of a debtor’s bankruptcy filing. In Carrasquillo v. CICA Collection Agency, Inc., the district court for the District of Puerto Rico relied on a Third Circuit

On December 1, the Connecticut Department of Banking issued a cease and desist order to the Law Offices of David M. Katz mandating the law firm cease conducting collection activities in the state without a license. The law firm was also fined $100,000, the maximum allowed by law.

Earlier this year, the Department of Banking

As we previously discussed here, in March 2022, the D.C. Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole met in a full hearing, in part to hear amendments introduced to B24-0357, known as the Protecting Consumers From Unjust Debt Collection Practices Amendment Act (Act). The Act contains a host of new and

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Stefanie Jackman and her guests and colleagues James Trefil and Jonathan Floyd in the fourth and final episode of a special four-part series on recent developments at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In this episode, topics include debt collection and convenience fees, trends in Regulation F litigation, and predictions in the collections world for the next year.

In a much anticipated decision released September 8, an en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision that a debt collector’s outsourcing of its letter process to a third-party mail vendor violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s (FDCPA) prohibition on third-party disclosure and ruled that plaintiff Hunstein

On April 28, U.S. District for the Southern District of New York Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil issued an order, enjoining three named sheriffs in New York from enforcing the recently enacted New York Fair Consumer Judgment Interest Act (Act) on a retroactive basis and directs the plaintiffs to deliver notice of the same to

Wednesday, March 9 • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Please join us on March 9 for a complimentary webinar to discuss how Regulation F represents a sea of change to how consumer and debt collectors will approach lawsuits brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This webinar will explore the new safe harbors and

On February 22, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held oral argument in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. (Case Number 19-14434). Almost a year ago, on April 21, 2021, the Court of Appeals issued the original Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. opinion, which held that (1) a consumer