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August 27, 2020
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Consumer counterclaims present a frustrating dilemma and tough strategic choices for debt collectors. Essentially required to bring most collection actions in state small claims courts, debt collectors routinely find themselves defending counterclaims, including federal claims before elected judges and state court juries. This webinar will examine common threatened

On August 5, 2020, parents who accused Disney, Viacom, Kiloo, and more than ten other companies of violating parents’ and children’s privacy rights in connection with information collected from children’s video games sought court preliminary approval of a class settlement in three separate but coordinated actions.

The three class actions are based on allegations that

On August 6, 2020, President Trump issued two executive orders banning widely used Chinese social media services TikTok and WeChat. Citing national security concerns due to the applications’ abilities to automatically capture the personal information of U.S. citizens, censor content “that the Chinese Communist Party deems politically sensitive” and spread “disinformation campaigns that benefit

On August 5, 2020, the US Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs ordered the Stopping Harm and Implementing Enhanced Lead-time for Debts for Veterans Act of 2020 (the “Act”), formerly known as the Veteran Debt Fairness Act of 2019, to move forward in the legislative process. The Act seeks to substantively amend Chapter 53, title

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools that businesses can

Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began July 1, 2020. Our privacy team at Troutman Pepper includes several attorneys who worked in an attorney general’s office. This privacy regulatory team has identified six areas of enforcement likely to catch the California Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) attention, which arguably holds sole regulatory

On July 31, Judge J. Michael Seabright, in the District of Hawaii, denied a Defendant debt collector’s motion for summary judgment. In doing so, the Court rejected the Defendant’s argument that it could rely on an informal email from a state agency regarding compliance advice.

Previously, DNF Associates, LLC (“DNF”) had filed a lawsuit

August 19, 2020
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Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began July 1, 2020. Our privacy team at Troutman Pepper has identified six areas of enforcement likely to catch the California Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) attention, which arguably holds sole enforcement authority under the Act. This webinar will

In a recent decision out of the Middle District of Tennessee, a medical provider’s third-party billing servicer did not qualify as a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA”) because the debt was not in default when it was placed with the extended billing office. The issue on summary judgment was simple:

On June 29, 2020, the United State House of Representatives passed the Protecting Your Credit Act of 2020, H.R. 5332. The purpose of the bill is to “ensure that consumer reporting agencies are providing fair and accurate information reporting in consumer reports” by amending certain provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).

If the