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Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Speak at RMA International Executive Summit


July 31, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss successful, ethics-driven compliance management tactics for the receivables management industry at the RMA International Executive Summit in Lake Tahoe, Aug. 1-3. In addition, Maurice will join a panel of speakers in reviewing federal and state legislative and regulatory developments impacting the receivables management industry and how RMA is responding. The panel will also discuss new debt buying laws in Colorado, Maine and Oregon. Maurice provides counsel to...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Profiled in Business Law Today


June 29, 2017 -- Maurice Wutscher Partner Donald Maurice is profiled in the June issue of the American Bar Association's newsletter Business Law Today. In the Member Spotlight interview, Maurice discusses his work as a financial services attorney and in particular his work involving the issues leading up to and including the Supreme Court case Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson. He also speaks to the challenges of running a firm, the ethical issues facing financial services attorneys and the advice he offers for attorneys just starting...

Maurice Wutscher’s Christopher Hahn Named a 2017 Florida Rising Star


June 28, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Christopher P. Hahn has been named a 2017 Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Based in Maurice Wutscher’s Fort Lauderdale office, Hahn focuses his practice on consumer credit litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance litigation. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and...

Webinars to Parse SCOTUS Ruling on Debt Buyer FDCPA Liability Under Henson v. Santander


June 13, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice will participate in two webinars tomorrow discussing the U.S. Supreme Court's June 12 ruling in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc. The Court held that a purchaser of a defaulted debt who then seeks to collect the debt for itself is not a “debt collector” subject to the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). On June 14 at 12 p.m. ET, Maurice will participate in a webinar offered by the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee and RMA...

Alan Hochheiser, Donald Maurice to Speak on FDCPA Regulation of Bankruptcy in ABA Webinar Today


May 31, 2017 -- Maurice Wutscher's Alan C. Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will be among a panel of speakers presenting an ABA webinar today at noon, "A Look at FDCPA Regulation of Bankruptcy Practices after Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson." A recent Supreme Court decision found the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was not violated by a debt collector's filing of a proof of claim for a debt subject to an expired limitations period. But the decision did not find that the FDCPA is precluded by the Bankruptcy Code. The webinar will...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Discusses SCOTUS Ruling in Law360


May 24, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher partner Donald Maurice is quoted in a Law360 article regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of Midland Funding in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson. In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court held that the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is not violated when a debt collector files a proof of claim for a debt subject to the bar of an expired limitations period. The petition came from the Eleventh Circuit, the only to hold the conduct violates the FDCPA; the theory was...

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Speak at Consumer Financial Services Conference


May 12, 2017 — Several Maurice Wutscher attorneys will speak at the Consumer Financial Services Conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, May 15-16. Donald Maurice will discuss state regulation of the consumer financial services industry. Ernest P. Wagner will speak on cybersecurity. Coleman Braun will present on Homeowners Protection Act litigation, on the issue of PMI auto-termination and whether to use the original or modification value. Ralph T. Wutscher will moderate panels on mortgage servicing litigation and mortgage...
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