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Maurice Wutscher Attorneys Host Podcast Offering Guidance, Levity on Receivables Compliance


Feb. 14, 2019 — “The Least Sophisticated Podcast” hosted by Maurice Wutscher attorneys Eric Rosenkoetter and Brent Yarborough provides a witty and engaging take on compliance-related matters for the accounts receivable management industry. In their latest episode, the hosts revisit the cases and regulatory events that shaped the ARM industry in 2018. Called “The Least Sophisticated Podcast” as a nod to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s least sophisticated consumer provisions, the series is produced...

Maurice Wutscher’s Ernest Wagner Published in Consumer Financial Services Law Report


Feb. 6, 2019 — Maurice Wutscher’s Ernest Wagner has written an article discussing a change in Florida's standard for admitting expert testimony into evidence for the Jan. 23 issue of Consumer Financial Services Law Report. In “Florida Supreme Court Moves Away From Daubert,” he writes that the Florida Supreme Court "recently held that the Florida Legislature’s 2013 amendment of the Florida Rules of Evidence adopting the federal Daubert standard for admitting expert testimony was unconstitutional." "The ruling resolved a long...

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Speak at RMAI Conference


Jan. 23, 2019 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser, Donald Maurice and Shannon Miller will speak on a number of legal topics of interest to the receivables industry at RMAI's annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 5-7. Mr. Hochheiser will examine current legal issues in the debt buying industry and answer questions regarding best practices for debt buyers. Mr. Maurice will participate in a talk on the purchase and collection of international debt and give an update on state and federal legislative and regulatory developments...

Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller to Discuss FDCPA-Compliant Notices in RMAI Webinar


Jan. 14, 2019 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller will be among a panel of speakers presenting an RMA International webinar Jan. 31, at noon ET, "Demand Letters and Disclosure Requirements." During the webinar, panelists will discuss the necessary components of an FDCPA-compliant validation notice and address the statutory requirements and evolving case law that has complicated the way debt buyers and debt collectors craft their notices. The panel will also review the kinds of disclosures that must appear in a debt...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Review Year’s Key Bankruptcy Decisions in ABA Webinar


Jan. 7, 2019 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Alan C. Hochheiser will moderate an ABA webinar on Dec. 11, at noon ET, “Caselaw Updates: Federal Appellate Bankruptcy Decisions for 2017-2018." Panelists, including U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jean FitzSimon, will discuss bankruptcy opinions of note issued from July 2017 through July 2018 by the U.S. Supreme Court, all federal courts of appeal, and all bankruptcy appellate panels. The webinar is being presented by the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and Business...

Maurice Wutscher’s Kevin Hudspeth Published in Business Law Today


Nov. 27, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Kevin Hudspeth has written an article discussing contradicting applications of the statute of limitations in mortgage foreclosure actions in the Ohio courts for the American Bar Association's news magazine Business Law Today. In "A Tale of Two Fishers: Unsettling Ohio’s 'Well-Settled Law' on the Proper Statute of Limitations for Mortgage Foreclosure Actions," Mr. Hudspeth writes, "This tale of two Fishers tells the story of how Ohio’s statute of limitations jurisprudence evolved from an...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Discuss New Value Defense in Bankruptcy in ABA Webinar


Nov. 20, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Alan C. Hochheiser will be among a panel of speakers presenting an ABA webinar Nov. 28, at noon ET, “The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Weighs In On New Value Preference Defense – Kaye v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. (In re BFW Liquidation, LLC)” Panelists will discuss the basics of preference avoidance actions under section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code and then focus on the 11th Circuit’s Blue Bell decision addressing whether the new value defense under section 547(c)(4) of the Bankruptcy...
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