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The TCPA: Take Care, Pitfalls Ahead

For more than twenty years, the federal government has attempted to limit the number of unsolicited phone calls consumers receive through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”), which is perhaps best...more

1/6/2014 - Do Not Call List FCC TCPA

All Consuming - Legal Updates for Consumer Finance Professionals (December 2013)

Welcome to the first issue of All Consuming. The Consumer Finance Practice Group will periodically distribute an issue of All Consuming to advise its clients and colleagues of litigation and regulatory developments affecting...more

12/5/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Attorney Generals Compliance Enforcement Outside Counsel Statute of Limitations

In Case You Missed It - Three Cases Impact W.Va. Consumer Finance Law

Confirmation of the W.Va. Attorney General's Authority to Hire Private Counsel on Behalf of the State - For more than a decade, the circuit courts in West Virginia have wrestled with the issue of whether the State...more

12/3/2013 - Arbitration Agreements Attorney Generals Compliance Enforcement Loans Retainers Statute of Limitations

Recent Decisions Enforcing Arbitration Provisions

For banking executives and in-house counsel, arbitration can be a preferable alternative to litigation to avoid costly trials and home-town advantages. In this article, we highlight four recent court decisions that affect the...more

10/11/2013 - American Express American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Interlocutory Appeals Non-Parties SCOTUS

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Provisions Affecting Banking Institutions

According to December 2012 data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for Gulf War Era veterans, hovering around eight percent, remains higher than the national rate. Over the last decade, more...more

3/25/2013 - Deed of Trust Default Foreclosure Interest Rates Mortgages Motion To Stay Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act

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