Monthly Archives: September 2017

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 Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Keith Wier is a principal in the Austin office of Maurice Wutscher LLP where he focuses his practice on the defense of individual and class action suits under state and federal consumer statutes, professional liability defense, and compliance issues for members of the collection industry.

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 for business lawyers in their dealings with consumer debtors.

Donald Maurice will moderate a Consumer Financial Services Roundtable on newly enacted state laws, regulations and rules impacting the debt collection industry. The 2017 state legislative session brought new licensing schemes and new data and document requirements for debt collection. The roundtable will outline the active states, explore some of the most notable changes and discuss what may be in store for the 2018 legislative session.

These sessions are among more than 90 CLE business law programs as well as topical forums covering the latest business law issues to be offered at this year’s annual meeting.

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