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Maurice Wutscher’s Thomas Dominczyk Authors Article on Interest Disclosure


April 20, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher’s Thomas R. Dominczyk has written an article discussing interest disclosure in collection notices for the April 19 issue of Consumer Financial Services Law Report. In “2nd Cir. Cleans Up Interest Disclosure Mess, Upholds Taylor," Mr. Dominczyk writes that "a 2d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel issued a critical blow to a recent spate of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuits attempting to create liability out of thin air" when it issued its ruling in Taylor v. Financial Recovery Services,...

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Speak at Consumer Financial Services Conference in Chicago


April 18, 2018 — Several Maurice Wutscher attorneys will speak at the Consumer Financial Services Conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, May 31-June 1. Donald Maurice will discuss federal and state collection developments. Ernest Wagner will present on data breach litigation. Ralph Wutscher will moderate panels on mortgage servicing litigation and on mortgage origination and servicing compliance. Conference attendees will also hear from other leaders in consumer financial services law on such issues as limited...

Maurice Wutscher’s Ralph Wutscher to Present at ACI’s National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions and Government Enforcement


April 11, 2018 -- Maurice Wutscher attorney Ralph Wutscher will present at the National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions and Government Enforcement on July 16 in Chicago. Mr. Wutscher will discuss issues relating to whether American Pipe tolling allows a previously absent class member to pursue a new but otherwise time-barred subsequent class action. He will present on a panel entitled “The Tolling Effect: An Analysis of China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh.” Panelists will provide analysis and insights regarding: »  The China...

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Present at ABA Spring Meeting


April 9, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann and Alan Hochhesier will speak at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Spring Meeting April 12-14 in Orlando. Mr. Hermann will discuss the licensing and state regulation of debt collectors and debt buyers at the "Beer and Basics" presentation hosted by the Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee of the ABA’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. Mr. Hochheiser will moderate the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee's session on "Avoidances Relating to the Debtor's Children:...

Webinar to Dissect 2nd Circuit’s Taylor Decision on Interest Disclosure


March 30, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice, Eric Rosenkoetter and Brent Yarborough will participate in a webinar next week explaining yesterday's Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Taylor v. Financial Recovery Services. The case will affect how collection agencies disclose information such as interest and fees in letters sent to individuals. On April 2 at 1 p.m. ET, AccountsRecovery.net will present the webinar in which the panel will dissect the ruling, what it means for the accounts receivable management...

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys Host Compliance Podcast for ARM Industry


March 29, 2018 -- Maurice Wutscher attorneys Eric Rosenkoetter and Brent Yarborough are hosting a new podcast for the accounts receivable management industry, in which they provide a witty and engaging take on compliance-related topics. Called “The Least Sophisticated Podcast” as a nod to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s least sophisticated consumer provisions, the podcast is produced by AccountsRecovery.net and available for free on iTunes or by clicking here. “I’m thrilled to be providing important information via...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Discusses TCPA Ruling in American Banker


March 21, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher partner Donald Maurice is quoted in an American Banker article regarding the D.C. Circuit's recent ruling on the Federal Communications Commission's 2015 TCPA order. In ACA International v. FCC, et al., the D.C. Circuit last week vacated parts of the FCC’s order regarding what types of calling equipment are subject to the TCPA’s restrictions as well as the “one-call safe harbor” rule when calling reassigned numbers. The Court upheld the FCC order’s direction regarding revocation of consent...
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