Jeff Fink

Jeff Fink

Thompson Coburn LLP

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[Webinar] Proposed Elimination of Arbitration Clauses (Proposed Borrower Defense Rule Series) - September 7th, 12:00pm CST

The third webinar in our series will examine the proposed elimination of arbitration clauses in agreements between students and institutions. We will discuss the particulars of the proposal, to include the potential impact...more

8/24/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Borrower Defense Rule Colleges Continuing Legal Education Student Loans Students Universities Webinars

Higher ed braces for flood of lawsuits over retirement plans

Numerous colleges and universities sponsor retirement plans—both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC)—to provide retirement income security for their employees. But recently a number of higher education...more

8/15/2016 - 401k 403(b) Plans Breach of Duty Colleges Defined Benefit Plans Defined Contribution Plans Employee Benefits Excessive Fees Fiduciary Duty Higher Education Act Retirement Plan Retirement Plan Providers Universities

U.S. Supreme Court unable to decide whether ECOA protects spousal guarantors

As we previously wrote, federal and state courts throughout the country have been divided on whether the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) protects the spouse of a borrower when the lender requires the spouse to guaranty a...more

3/23/2016 - Delinquent Borrowers ECOA Guarantors Hawkins v Community Bank of Raymore Lenders Personal Liability SCOTUS Spouses

Mortgage buyer’s thin paper trail sufficient to avoid summary judgment in borrowers’ favor

Disastrous results can befall a financial institution that buys a mortgage loan but does not obtain or keep adequate documentation related to the purchase. Yet over the past several years, many mortgages have exchanged hands...more

1/17/2014 - Banks Borrowers Debt Buyers Mortgages Summary Judgment

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