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Litigation Attorney Jacob VanAusdall Joins Maurice Wutscher in Tennessee

Jake VanAusdall

Sept. 12, 2022 — National business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has added Tennessee attorney Jacob “Jake” VanAusdall to practice in the firm’s Consumer Credit Litigation and Commercial Litigation groups where he will predominantly represent financial institutions.

He also has substantial litigation experience representing clients involved in intellectual property, construction, contract, and business disputes. Before joining Maurice Wutscher, he worked for a boutique civil litigation firm in the Nashville, Tennessee area where he represented individuals and businesses in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters.

Mr. VanAusdall has been recognized as a “Mid-South Super Lawyers – Rising Star” in the area of Business Litigation (2018-2022), and is a former member of the Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court.

He earned his Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law, and his Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Mississippi. He is admitted to practice law in Tennessee and in the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Tennessee.

Mr. VanAusdall joins Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of litigators who handle appellate matters, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, commercial, construction, consumer credit and employment litigation, contested bankruptcies and foreclosures, data privacy and security law and compliance, insurance recovery and advisory services, intellectual property litigation, regulatory compliance, and trials and evidentiary hearings from offices throughout the United States.

Jake VanAusdall may be reached at (615) 274-8717 or via email at [email protected]

Maurice Wutscher Opens Nashville, Tennessee Office

Maurice Wutscher Nashville Tennessee fficeJune 29, 2020 — National business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has opened a new office in Nashville. Coleman Braun will manage the firm’s Tennessee litigation matters.

A principal with Maurice Wutscher, Mr. Braun practices in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Consumer Credit Litigation, and Insurance Recovery and Advisory groups.

He is among Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of litigators who specialize in appellate matters, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, commercial, construction, consumer credit and employment litigation, contested bankruptcies and foreclosures, insurance recovery and advisory services, intellectual property litigation, privacy law, regulatory compliance, and trials and evidentiary hearings in offices throughout the United States.

Maurice Wutscher LLP Coleman BraunMr. Braun has significant litigation experience in a number of state and federal jurisdictions in a variety of different types of litigation.

He graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University College of Law, and earned the distinction to be elected to the Order of the Coif. He was awarded his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee.

Mr. Braun is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois.

Maurice Wutscher’s Nashville office is located at 555 Marriott Drive, Suite 315, Nashville, Tennessee 37214. Cole Braun may be reached at (224) 678-0391 or via email at [email protected].

Maurice Wutscher’s Kevin Hudspeth Discusses FACTA Expiration Date Claims in Business Law Today

May 8, 2020 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Kevin Hudspeth has written an article for the American Bar Association’s news magazine Business Law Today in which he discusses FACTA expiration date claims and whether including expiration dates on sales receipts constitutes willful noncompliance.

In “Recklessly Disregarding a Nonexistent Risk of Harm: Does Including the Expiration Date on Electronically Printed Receipts Constitute Willful Noncompliance under FACTA?,” Mr. Hudspeth writes, “The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., prohibits merchants from including, among other information, credit- and debit-card expiration dates on printed receipts. … After this provision originally became effective in 2004, plaintiff class-action firms flooded courts with expiration date lawsuits, which courts and others ‘met with varying degrees of contempt.’ …”

“A merchant who violates FACTA in a way that Congress specifically found does not increase the risk of identity theft cannot have recklessly disregarded the nonexistent risk, and it therefore cannot have willfully failed to comply with the act. … State courts forced to hear expiration date claims because federal courts will not exercise jurisdiction over them should dismiss the claims with prejudice at the pleading stage,” he writes.