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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...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss Pending Financial Services SCOTUS Case at ABA Spring Meeting


March 30, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice will discuss the pending U.S. Supreme Court case Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson and its potential impact on consumer financial services law on April 6 at the ABA’s Business Law Section Spring Meeting in New Orleans. Maurice will be among a panel of speakers representing counsel for the parties and amici from the Midland Funding case as well as a sitting bankruptcy judge. Maurice Wutscher LLP filed an amicus curiae brief in the case on behalf of DBA International, Inc. The...

Webinar to Examine Use of Bankruptcy Code to Impose Debt Collector Liability


March 21, 2017 -- Maurice Wutscher's Alan C. Hochhesier and Donald Maurice will discuss the CFPB's and the U.S. Trustee's use of Bankruptcy Code Section 105 as an enforcement tool in addressing the conduct of debt buying companies during a webinar March 29. Section 105 provides a bankruptcy court with broad powers to carry out the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. Recently, the U.S. Trustee filed two actions under the section concerning a debt buying company’s conduct in filing proofs of claim. The webinar will examine...

Maurice Wutscher’s Amy Jonker to Discuss Consumer Financial Services Litigation in March 23 Webinar


March 10, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher's Amy Jonker will participate in a webinar focusing on consumer financial services litigation on March 23. Jonker will be among a panel of industry lawyers who will discuss lawsuits against collection agencies and offer strategies for dealing with "professional" and pro se plaintiffs. The webinar is being presented by AccountsRecovery.net and sponsored by WebRecon. For more information and to register, click...

Maurice Wutscher’s Keith Wier to Discuss Recent Supreme Court Rulings in Consumer Law


Feb. 23, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher's Keith Wier will participate in a webinar presented by NARCA this Monday, Feb. 27. Wier will be among a panel of speakers to discuss three recent Supreme Court decisions affecting consumer financial services law in “The Supreme Court’s Trilogy on Consumer Law." The decisions are expected to have a significant impact on statutory claims brought by consumers; the presentation will review the decisions and explore how courts from around the country have been interpreting and applying these...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Discusses CFPB Compliance Bulletin in CreditCards.com


Feb. 3, 2017 -- Maurice Wutscher partner Donald Maurice is quoted in a CreditCards.com article regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent guidance for financial services companies regarding the use of employee incentives and quotas. Published in the Federal Register on Jan. 18, "Compliance Bulletin 2016-03: Detecting and Preventing Consumer Harm From Production Incentives" describes steps the industry should take to ensure incentives do not pose risks to consumers. The article, "CFPB warning: incentives can harm...
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