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Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Discusses Compliance Concerns Over Brokers’ Excessive Trading in Own Accounts


May 6, 2022 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann spoke to AdvisorHub recently about the termination of a broker for excessive trading in his personal account and why brokers who trade frequently in their own accounts should tread carefully. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority requires firms to keep track of brokers’ trading as a way of protecting clients' interests. Mr. Hermann said compliance departments are paying attention to what financial advisors do in their personal accounts, looking for potential...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Named 2022 Super Lawyer


April 6, 2022 — Donald Maurice, a partner at national business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP, has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the area of Class Action & Mass Torts. Each year, only five percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Maurice provides counsel to businesses and financial...

Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller Discusses New Guidance to Data Furnishers on How to Handle Medical Debt in Westlaw Today


April 1, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller has published an article, “Credit reporting agencies begin to roll out guidance to data furnishers on how to treat, report medical debt," on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today. In the article, Mr. Miller discusses the guidance the three major credit reporting agencies are providing to data furnishers on how they should handle medical debt. "As the have changed their policies and procedures, so too must the industry. Be sure that your compliance team is adjusting your...

Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller Discusses Credit Reporting Agencies’ New Policy on Treating Medical Debt in Westlaw Today


March 29, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller has published an article, “Seeing medical debt in a new light, credit reporting agencies announce major change in how they will treat, report medical debt," on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today. In the article, Mr. Miller discusses a statement from the three major credit reporting agencies that they are changing the way they will treat medical debt, with some of the changes to take effect this summer. "Significantly, starting July 1, 2022, defaulted medical debt placed for...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Speak on Current State of Bankruptcy and Fraud Litigation


March 15, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will speak on the current state of bankruptcy and fraud litigation on March 24 in Newark, Ohio. In his talk at the annual training conference of the Ohio Council on Welfare Fraud, Mr. Hochheiser will review the current state of bankruptcy filings and what to expect moving forward, provide solutions for recovery in bankruptcy proceedings, and discuss current litigation involving non-dischargeable issues for fraud and conversion. Alan Hochheiser is a...

Maurice Wutscher’s Brent Yarborough to Discuss Defense Strategies for FDCPA Lawsuits at ACA International Conference


March 8, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Brent Yarborough will discuss defense strategies for lawsuits brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act at the ACA International IGNITE 2022 Conference on March 17 in Las Vegas. In his talk, “Served Again! Let's Talk Next Steps,” Mr. Yarborough will join a panel in discussing how to evaluate a lawsuit for defense or settlement, how to evaluate jurisdiction, what are the necessary facts, when to outsource to local counsel, when to handle in-house, and when to consider bringing...

Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Quoted About Brokers’ Efforts to Vacate FINRA Award


Feb. 24, 2022 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann was quoted in a recent AdvisorHub article about two brokers' attempt to vacate a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority award denying their request to expunge termination language their former employer included on their Form U5. The brokers argued the award, issued in November 2021 by a FINRA panel, should be vacated as the arbitrator who chaired the panel failed to disclose his prior work for their former employer. Mr. Hermann said an arbitrator's failure to disclose...
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