Gregory Blase

Gregory Blase

K&L Gates LLP

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A Primer on Insurance Coverage Issues under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

In the past several years, plaintiffs’ attorneys around the country have exploited a once-unknown 1991 law, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), to obtain headline-grabbing, multimillion-dollar judgments and...more

2/25/2015 - ATDS Commercial General Liability Policies Commercial Insurance Policies Corporate Counsel FCC Insurance Industry Private Right of Action Scope of Coverage TCPA

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rejects Municipal Foreclosure Ordinances

Can a Massachusetts municipality impose ordinances on banks that are more onerous than existing statewide law? In a recent landmark decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) answered “no.” In Easthampton...more

1/15/2015 - Banks Foreclosure Local Ordinance Mortgage Lenders Mortgages Municipalities Preemption

“Start Spreading the News”: Recent New York Regulations Impact Debt Collection and Default Servicing

Last month, the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) finalized a regulation with a number of novel requirements affecting debt collection (including servicing delinquent loans) in New York. Previously, debt...more

1/9/2015 - CFPB Debt Buyers Debt Collection Debt Collectors Default Department of Financial Services Disclosure Requirements FDCPA Lack of Substantiation New Regulations

Penmanship Lesson: Technical Defects in Massachusetts Pre-foreclosure Letters Not Grounds For Voiding Foreclosures

In a victory for common sense, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the “SJC”) has held that MASS. GEN. LAWS ch. 244 § 35A (“Section 35A”) does not relate to “the foreclosure of mortgages by the exercise of a power of...more

3/27/2014 - Foreclosure Mortgages

Will Recent Auto-Dialer Decisions Help Rein In TCPA Litigation?

Have recent judicial decisions brought much needed sanity to the discussion of what constitutes an “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”)? The short answer is:...more

12/3/2013 - FCC Robocalling Spam TCPA

Careful What You Wish For - United States Supreme Court Rules That Prevailing Defendants in FDCPA Cases May Recover Costs Without...

Will the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Marx v. General Revenue Corp. be the death knell of frivolous and nuisance lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”)? Only time will...more

3/4/2013 - Bad Faith FDCPA Legal Costs Marx v General Revenue Corp SCOTUS

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