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Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Lead Panels at Consumer Financial Services Conference in Texas


Oct. 22, 2018 — Several Maurice Wutscher attorneys will moderate panel discussions at the Consumer Financial Services Conference at Texas A&M University School of Law, Nov. 5-6. Donald Maurice will lead a session on zombie debt and recent academic studies examining collection practices. Ernest Wagner will head a presentation on trying a consumer case. Ralph Wutscher will moderate a panel on the latest developments in mortgage litigation and compliance. Conference attendees will also hear from other leaders in consumer...

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys Published in Business Law Today Month-In-Brief


Oct. 19, 2018 -- Maurice Wutscher attorneys Eric Tsai and Ernest P. Wagner have written articles for the September issue of Business Law Today's Month-In-Brief: Business Regulation & Regulated Industries. In "CAFA Amount in Controversy Includes Future Attorney’s Fees," Mr. Tsai discusses a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that the amount in controversy for jurisdiction under CAFA includes all attorney's fees, including future fees, and writes of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Maurice Wutscher’s Eric Tsai to Present at ACI’s Forum on Residential Mortgage Regulatory Enforcement & Litigation


Oct. 16, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher's Eric Tsai will discuss cybersecurity controls in the residential mortgage context at ACI's 25th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Regulatory Enforcement & Litigation on Oct. 23, in Dallas. Mr. Tsai will discuss the consumer privacy requirements for financial institutions, the impact of GDPR and what businesses must do to be compliant with state and federal regulations. The forum offers sessions on a range of legal and regulatory issues facing the residential mortgage...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice, Keith Wier to Speak on Liability Risks for Creditors at Compliance Forum


Oct. 15, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Keith Wier will discuss liability risks for creditors at The Compliance Forum in Missouri on Oct. 16. In particular, they will focus on liability risks beyond the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, exploring the regulation of creditor collection conduct under state laws and recent developments in federal regulation of creditor collection conduct. The Compliance Forum is a networking and educational event for creditors. For more information and to see the...

TCPA Webinar to Give Guidance on Use of ATDS Following 9th Circuit Ruling


Oct. 1, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss how to properly interpret the Telephone Consumer Protection Act following the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC during a webinar Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET. He will be joined by Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group APC who represented the consumer in Marks, where the principal issue on appeal was whether a text message sending device qualified as an ATDS for TCPA purposes. In its decision, the Ninth Circuit...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice, Ralph Wutscher to Discuss Fintech, Digital Tech, GDPR at GCS Credit Conference


Sept. 28, 2018 -- Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Ralph Wutscher will speak on regulatory and digital tech topics impacting international credit and collection businesses at the GCS Credit Community World Conference in Strasbourg, France, Oct. 26-28. Mr. Maurice, who serves as outside counsel to RMA International, will speak on the digital transformation of credit and collections and moderate a panel discussion on GDPR, which will include Mr. Wutscher as a speaker. The GDPR panel will cover such issues as vicarious liability,...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser, Donald Maurice to Present at ABA Business Law Meeting


Sept. 10, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will discuss consumer bankruptcy law and give guidance to financial services companies at the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Austin this week. Alan Hochheiser will moderate a panel review of federal appellate bankruptcy decisions over the last year. The session will provide analysis of the caselaw and guidance for business lawyers in their dealings with consumer debtors. Donald Maurice will discuss the unique issues of the pro se bankruptcy...
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