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TCPA Webinar to Give Guidance on How to Properly Interpret Telephone Consumer Protection Act


Aug. 17, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will be among a panel of speakers that will discuss how to properly interpret the Telephone Consumer Protection Act following the D.C. Circuit’s March 2018 ruling on the TCPA during a webinar Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 1-2 p.m., ET. The recent ruling in ACA International v. FCC has created uncertainty in the courts on how to properly interpret the TCPA, leaving companies uncertain about the guidelines, restrictions and its scope. During the webinar, a panel of compliance and...

The Least Sophisticated Podcast Features 3 New Episodes


Aug. 14, 2018 -- Maurice Wutscher attorneys Eric Rosenkoetter and Brent Yarborough are continuing their podcast for the accounts receivable management industry, “The Least Sophisticated Podcast.” Named as a nod to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s least sophisticated consumer provisions, the podcast has released 12 episodes so far. The latest episode, "Popeye is No Cowboy" discusses a recent decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act a debt buyer meets the...

Maurice Wutscher’s Jeffrey Karek Writes for Business Law Today Month-In-Brief


Aug. 10, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Jeffrey Karek has written two articles published in the most recent issue of Business Law Today’s Month-In-Brief: Business Regulation & Regulated Industries. In "Sixth Circuit Rejects Account NSF Claims," Mr. Karek discusses Lossia v. Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit "determined that because the agreement stated transactions would be processed as they occur 'on their effective date,' and not necessarily the actual date that each transaction was...

Maurice Wutscher’s Keith Wier Discusses TCPA at ACA Convention


July 27, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Keith Wier participated in a panel discussion on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act at the ACA International 2018 Convention in Nashville on July 24. The panel discussed the TCPA and recent litigation developments surrounding the act, including Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services and ACA International v. FCC, et al., as well as strategies when employing telephone contact with consumers or defending TCPA actions. Mr. Wier's talk was mentioned in an ACA synopsis about TCPA...

Maurice Wutscher’s Ralph Wutscher Discusses Fair-Lending Doctrines in American Banker


July 24, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher partner Ralph Wutscher is quoted in an American Banker article regarding how the U.S. Supreme Court may ultimately rule on several unresolved fair-lending issues. One issue is whether disparate impact is applicable under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Another issue deals with proximate cause and whether jurisdictions may claim harm from lending practices alleged to be discriminatory. In the article, "Fair-lending doctrines could take beating from conservative court," Mr. Wutscher said a case before...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser, Donald Maurice to Speak at RMA International Executive Summit


July 23, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochhesier and Donald Maurice will discuss a number of issues impacting the receivables management industry at the RMA International Executive Summit in Maine, July 31-Aug. 2. Mr. Hochhesier will speak on bankruptcy litigation issues pertaining to proof of claim filings including Bankruptcy Rule 3001 dealing with the issue of interest, fees and costs, as well as objections to claims and how to avoid them, FDCPA actions and more. Mr. Maurice, who serves as outside counsel to RMA, will...

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys Author Article for Business Law Today Month-In-Brief


July 6, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Brent Yarborough and Eric Rosenkoetter have written an article published in the most recent issue of Business Law Today’s Month-In-Brief: Business Regulation & Regulated Industries. In “CFPB Enters Consent Order with Consumer Lender over Debt Collection and Credit Reporting Practices,” Mr. Yarborough and Mr. Rosenkoetter discuss a consent order with a holding company and its affiliated operating entities engaged in consumer lending, issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial...
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