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Morgan Fiander practices in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation group. She represents and advises a variety of clients in the financial services industry, helping to guide them through consumer protections disputes, commercial litigation matters, and business disputes.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is amending Regulation C under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), extending the current temporary threshold for collecting and reporting data about open-end lines of credit until January 1, 2022. The rule also incorporates partial exemptions from the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing changes to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (commonly referred to as “Dodd-Frank”). State attorneys general from 28 states have banded together to comment on the changes, which may impact an estimated 49 million American consumers who

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, while permitting personal liability against officers and directors, continues to shield related corporate entities from liability. The same corporate formalities that impose liability on officers and directors ironically work to shield corporate entities from the same liability.  

In Holland v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, plaintiff Steven W. Holland sued

On September 27, the District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed a plaintiff’s complaint alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, finding a collection letter adequately set forth the amount owed and did so in a manner that was not false, deceptive, or misleading by using safe harbor language adopted

For several years now, New York courts have grappled with the issue of what constitutes revocation of the acceleration of mortgage debt. Because the Appellate Division of New York has four Departments that preside over different counties within the state, the same set of facts has resulted in different outcomes. That may change, however, when

Bombas, a manufacturer of socks, settled with the New York Attorney General over failing to give proper notification of a breach of customers’ credit card data in 2014. Bombas initially addressed the breach in 2014 when it determined that hackers had gained access to the information of nearly 40,000 customers, including names, addresses, and credit

On July 11, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice (RN) 19-23, providing new details on how member firms and associated persons can receive credit for “extraordinary cooperation” with an investigation. RN 19-23 expands on RN 08-70, issued during 2008, by providing specifics as to what actions an investigated party could undertake to support its efforts in seeking