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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...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Named Regent of American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers


April 19, 2017 -- Maurice Wutscher Partner Donald Maurice has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the governing Board of Regents of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. Maurice was inducted as a fellow of the college in 2015. Fellows are nominated by members of the college for their skill and expertise in the field of consumer financial services law and for their notable contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship among their peers through lecturing and published...

Maurice Wutscher Adds Mortgage Lending Attorney Philip H. Franklin


April 18, 2017 — National financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has added mortgage lending attorney Philip H. Franklin as a partner in its San Diego office. Franklin has more than 20 years of experience in the residential mortgage lending and servicing industry. For more than 15 years, he represented various consumer lending institutions as in-house counsel, including one of the largest non-depository mortgage lender-servicers and one of the largest former non-prime mortgage lender-servicers in the country. He has...

Maurice Wutscher’s Keith Wier to Discuss Electronic Payments at Debt Collection Forum


April 12, 2017 -- Maurice Wutscher's Keith Wier will be among a panel of speakers to examine how electronic payment methods are being used by the debt collection industry at Debt Collection Forum 2017 in Nashville on April 17. Panelists will discuss various alternative payment methods and the rules and regulations concerning them, including the FTC’s latest ruling on remotely created checks and the recent NACHA return rate thresholds. For more information, click...
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