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Steve assists clients with navigating the variety of laws in consumer financial services with particular focus on federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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

The filing lawsuits under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) increased dramatically in the first month of 2022 when compared to the number of filings in January and December 2021, per a report released recently by Web Recon LLC. The number

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

On November 8, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law the Consumer Credit Fairness Act (Act) (Legislation S.153/A.2382). The Act amends provisions of New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules, commonly referred to as the CPLR, and the Judiciary Law to require original creditors and third-party debt collectors to include certain information and documents

On October 30, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) released its long-awaited final debt collection rule — also known as Regulation F. The Bureau supplemented the rule on December 18, 2020 and both parts were adopted pursuant to the Bureau’s authority under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

On April

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,

On March 30, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long awaited en banc decision in Riccio v. Sentry Credit, Inc., overruling decades-old precedent and holding Section 1692g(a)(3) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) allows debtors to dispute a debt orally as well as in writing. See No. 18-1463 (3d

On Friday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a supplement to its Spring 2019 notice of proposed rulemaking on third-party debt collection. The proposed supplemental rule addresses the collection of time-barred debt, which is debt that has run past any applicable statute of limitations.

Specifically, the proposed supplemental rule requires debt collectors to make

On November 5, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that allegations that a debt collector incorrectly reported a debt through a Metro 2 Format to one or more CRAs were insufficient to state a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

In Koehler v. Waypoint Res. Grp., LLC

On August 8, 2019, in Lavallee v. Med-1 Solutions, LLC, No. 17-3244 (7th Cir. 2019), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a debt collector’s argument that its email, which contained only a “secure message” hyperlink, was a “communication” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because the email did not convey any