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Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Moderate Panel on Bankruptcy Appellate Case Law at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting


Sept. 18, 2020 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will moderate a virtual panel discussion on recent developments in bankruptcy appellate case law during the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 3 pm ET. This year, the weeklong conference will be presented virtually. To register, click here. A principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP, Mr. Hochheiser is the incoming chair of the ABA Business Law Section Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. He is a leading practitioner in the areas of...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Speaks on State of Debt Collection in the UK During Podcast


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpFzpMOniDA&t=183s Sept. 15, 2020 — As the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, debt collectors in the United Kingdom are adjusting their operations in response. Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice speaks to industry leaders about the state of debt collection in the U.K. during The State of Business podcast.  During the podcast, Mr. Maurice additionally gives guidance on how collectors can responsibly continue their operations during the emergency. The...

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss Trends and Developments in Consumer Finance Class Actions


Sept. 9, 2020 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will participate in a panel discussion of recent and emerging trends and developments in consumer finance class action claims alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) during a live CLE webinar on Sept. 16. Mr. Maurice and panelists will review the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions and discuss strategies and approaches for pursuing or defending these claims along with...

RMAI Webinars: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss State and Federal Issues in Receivables Management


Aug. 25, 2020 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will participate in panel discussions of state and federal legislative and regulatory issues in the receivables management industry during a 2-part RMAI webinar series for members on Sept. 2 and 9. On Sept. 2 at 12 pm ET, panelists will examine the record number of laws passed at the state level in 2020, how these new and proposed laws can impact company operations and how RMAI is responding. To register, click here. On Sept. 9 at 12 pm ET, the panel will provide updates on...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser Discusses Potential Surge in COVID-19 Eviction Cases


Aug. 19, 2020 ­— Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser is quoted in a Cleveland Jewish News article regarding a potential eviction crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s executive order 2020-08D requested that landlords suspend rent payments for 90 days for small businesses facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, Mr. Hochheiser explains that evictions at all levels are now able to proceed, which may lead to a surge in eviction cases. However, Mr. Hochheiser advises parties to explore...

RMAI Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss NYC’s New Foreign Language Rules for Collectors


Aug. 10, 2020 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss New York City's new foreign language rules for debt collectors during an RMAI webinar today at 11 am ET. The Department of Consumer Affairs has adopted new rules requiring licensed collection agencies to maintain records of consumer language preferences. The rules require debt collectors to disclose whether they provide "language access services."  Debt collectors must also request and record the consumer’s language preference. The rules were adopted on May...

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Give Guidance on Bankruptcy Code’s New Preference Provisions


Aug. 5, 2020 ­— Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy attorney Alan Hochheiser will give guidance on the Bankruptcy Code’s new preference provisions now in place as a result of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 during a webinar on Sept. 1 at 1 pm ET. The SBRA amended Section 547(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, creating new requirements and new defenses that must be considered before commencing preference actions. Mr. Hochheiser will discuss the uncertainty that surrounds what the new elements of Section 547(b) require a trustee to do...
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