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Alan Hochheiser to Speak on New Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Rules in ABA Webinar 


Nov. 8, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher’s Alan C. Hochheiser will be among a panel of speakers presenting an ABA webinar Nov. 15 at noon, “The New Chapter 13 Plan: What Debtors and Creditors Need to Know.” On December 1st, significant amendments to the Bankruptcy Code and Rules pertaining to the filing of proof of claims and the national Chapter 13 Plan go into effect. The amendments are critical to a chapter 13 debtor or creditor practice. Panelists will discuss the changes, what businesses must do to comply with the amendments and best...

Alan Hochheiser to Speak on Consumer Bankruptcy Law Developments in ABA Webinar 


Nov. 1, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher’s Alan C. Hochheiser will be among a panel of speakers presenting an ABA webinar Nov. 29 at noon, “Recent Consumer Bankruptcy Law Developments Affecting Businesses Operating In That Environment.” Panelists will review U.S. Supreme Court decisions and Circuit Court decisions in consumer bankruptcy over the last year and provide guidance for business lawyers in their dealings with consumer debtors. The webinar is being presented by the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. For...

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


Oct. 19, 2017 — Several Maurice Wutscher attorneys will speak at the Consumer Financial Services Conference at Texas A&M University School of Law, Nov. 2-3. Donald Maurice will discuss the evolving landscape of first party collections. Ernest P. Wagner will moderate a panel on cybersecurity. Ralph T. Wutscher will moderate a panel on mortgage origination and servicing compliance. Conference attendees will also hear from other leaders in consumer financial services law on such issues as limited English proficiency, ADA...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser, Donald Maurice to Speak at NABD Conference


Oct. 12, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will discuss regulatory developments and compliance strategies in debt collection and consumer bankruptcy law at the Orlando Conference for Buy Here, Pay Here on Oct. 23-25. In Maximizing Recoveries through Debt Sales, Alan Hochheiser will explain how dealers can maximize their recoveries in bankruptcy matters. In Collection Hot Spots - What You Should Be Doing Today to Avoid Litigation Tomorrow, Donald Maurice will discuss the state and local regulation of...

Maurice Wutscher’s Thomas R. Dominczyk Authors Article for Business Law Today


Oct. 6, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher's Thomas R. Dominczyk has published an article discussing the Bankruptcy Code and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in the September issue of Business Law Today. In Supreme Court Restores Order to Bankruptcy Claims Process, Dominczyk writes that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson has brought clarity to the application of the FDCPA to proofs of claim in chapter 13 cases. "In the end, the majority held that 'filing a proof of claim that is obviously time...

Maurice Wutscher’s Keith Wier Discusses Litigation Post Spokeo at TexasBarCLE Program


Sept. 15, 2017 -- Maurice Wutscher attorney Keith Wier spoke today at the 13th annual Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law Course at the Texas Law Center in Austin. The two-day continuing legal education program is sponsored by the State Bar of Texas's TexasBarCLE and its Consumer and Commercial Law Section. Wier's talk examined Article III standing as decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins and its impact since the May 2016 ruling on consumer financial services law including litigation involving the Fair Debt...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser, Donald Maurice to Speak at ABA Business Law Meeting


Sept. 12, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will discuss consumer bankruptcy law as well as developments in debt collection at the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago this week. Alan Hochheiser will join a panel of experts including a bankruptcy judge from the Eastern District of New York in examining recent developments in consumer bankruptcy law. Panelists will review U.S. Supreme Court decisions and Circuit Court decisions in consumer bankruptcy over the last year and provide guidance...
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