May 22, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will be among a panel of speakers, including an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, that will discuss how the 2017 Supreme Court case Henson v. Santander is impacting debt buyers during an RMA International webinar tomorrow at noon ET.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Henson v. Santander held that not all entities that purchase defaulted debt are subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Although Santander addressed the issue in the context of a national bank, the decision fueled discussion (and several cases) raising the possibility that certain debt buying companies may not be subject to the FDCPA. The panelists will discuss what kind of entities those might be and how they would be structured.
For more information and to register for “The Debt Buyer Identity Crisis: Active, Passive or Something Different?” click here.
June 13, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice will participate in two webinars tomorrow discussing debt buyer FDCPA liability under the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 12 ruling in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc.
The Court held that a purchaser of a defaulted debt who then seeks to collect the debt for itself is not a “debt collector” subject to the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
On June 14 at 12 p.m. ET, Maurice will participate in a webinar offered by the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee and RMA International. To call in to the webinar, click here.
On June 14 at 1 p.m. ET, AccountsRecovery.net will present a webinar in which Maurice will join a panel of defense attorneys to discuss the ruling, what it means for the accounts receivable management industry and what its participants should consider as part of their operations. Register for the webinar here.
Sept. 1, 2016 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Eric Rosenkoetter will speak at the Consumer Financial Services Conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Sept. 15-16.
Mr. Rosenkoetter will discuss state regulation of the debt buying industry and Mr. Maurice will present on attorney ethics and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Conference attendees will also hear from other leaders in consumer financial services law on the TCPA, data breach litigation, arbitration, fintech/marketplace lending, CFPB UDAAP rulemaking/small dollar and beyond, auto finance/CFPB regulations, TRID, mortgage servicing litigation/rules, private label mortgage servicing, debt sales and Madden, FCRA/privacy/furnisher issues, and administrative enforcement.
The conference is organized by the Conference on Consumer Finance Law. Twelve CLE credits will be provided, including one hour of ethics. To view the conference brochure, click here.
Jan. 29, 2016 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Eric Rosenkoetter will participate in several panel discussions at DBA International’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 9-11.
Mr. Maurice will give a talk on ethics-driven compliance management. He will also participate in panel discussions concerning state legislative and federal regulatory developments, recent consent orders and enforcement actions, and current issues in debt buying.
Mr. Rosenkoetter will weigh in on a roundtable discussion of current issues for the receivables management industry. Topics will include an update on Crawford, Madden and McMahon as well as EFTA, FCRA, data and documentation, dispute resolution and more.
For more information about the conference, click here.
July 30, 2015 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss litigation risks for debt buyers and more at the DBA International Executive Summit in Park City, Utah, Aug. 11-13.
Mr. Maurice will participate in a panel review of top litigation risks for debt buyers, including collecting interest on purchased debt, time-barred debt, settlement offers and the TCPA. He also will present on ethics and its role in a robust compliance management system and will discuss the CFPB’s recent consent order with JP Morgan Chase.
For more information and to see the agenda, click here.