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Massie helps businesses resolve complex, high-stakes disputes. Applying significant courtroom experience and knowledge of her clients’ industry sectors, she creates strategies that help her clients achieve their goals.

The District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently added to TCPA case law concerning the level of human intervention required to defeat claimed use of an automatic telephone dialing system, or “ATDS,” in a TCPA lawsuit. In Gaza v. Auto Glass America, LLC, Case No. 8:17-cv-01811, Doc. No. 42 (M.D.

In a unanimous decision on March 20, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held in Cyan, Inc. et al. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, et al., 583 U.S. ____ (2018) that state and federal courts retain concurrent jurisdiction to adjudicate class actions brought under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and

On June 12, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia reversed a Circuit Court ruling and stated that a high volume of telephone calls from a debt collector to a consumer, absent any evidence the debt collector placed the calls with an intent to annoy, abuse, oppress, or threaten the consumer, is not sufficient

On May 5, 2016, the CFPB announced proposed rules that would further restrict the ability of financial institutions to enter into mandatory arbitration clauses with consumers, including an outright ban on provisions that would prohibit consumers from pursuing class actions in court. The proposed rules do not forbid all mandatory arbitration clauses, however. Financial institutions

On September 3, Judge Edmond E. Chang of the Northern District of Illinois issued a decision stating that the display of a series of letters and numbers in which the debtor’s account number was allegedly embeddedthrough an envelope window does not violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.   

In Schmid v. Transworld

As previously reported, a federal judge in Atlanta denied a law firm’s motion to dismiss a claim against it filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Act or the Dodd-Frank Act.  On July 27, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates  filed

On July 14, a federal judge in Atlanta denied Frederick J. Hanna & Associates’ motion to dismiss in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Frederick J. Hanna & Associates PC, which the CFPB filed against the law firm arising out of alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Consumer Financial Protection Act.

On Wednesday, July 15, CFPB Director Richard Cordray assured the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, as well as the public, that data collected by the CFPB could not be used to personally identify any consumer.  A September report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that the CFPB collects information on 700,000 car

On July 14, 2015, a federal judge in Atlanta denied a law firm’s Motion to Dismiss a claim against it filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act or the Dodd-Frank Act (“Dodd-Frank”).

The CFPB filed suit against a

Representatives from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) addressed the Senate Banking Committee on July 14 in advance of the Committee’s July 15 Hearing with Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).   

CUNA representatives recommended that Congress clarify and expand the CFPB’s exemption authority.  This would permit the CFPB to further exempt