Sasha Leonhardt

Sasha Leonhardt

BuckleySandler LLP

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Highway To The Danger Zone: Automotive Lending And The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

This past March, Carl Nuss — a 75-year-old used car dealer from Birmingham, Alabama — received a letter from one of his customers, requesting that Mr. Nuss reduce the customer’s interest rate to six percent since the customer...more

1/24/2014 - Automotive Loans Compliance DOJ Enforcement Investigations Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act

Lenity, Chevron Deference And Consumer Protection Laws

Several federal statutes, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) permit the government to seek either civil or...more

1/17/2014 - Chevron Chevron Deference Enforcement Actions HUD Mortgages Real Estate Market RESPA SCRA TILA

Students, Loan Servicers And The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Over the past two years, mortgage loan servicers have faced an onslaught of regulatory scrutiny, enforcement actions and targeted litigation. The Department of Justice, state attorneys general and the federal banking...more

11/5/2013 - Loan Servicer Loans Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act Student Loans Students

You Can't Handle The Truth: Fact, Fiction and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 USC app. §§501 is essential in light of recent SCRA settlements including large monetary penalties and ongoing compliance monitoring. In this article, from Westlaw...more


The Future of "Fair and Balanced" -- The Fairness Doctrine, Net Neutrality and the Internet

Pundits, politicians, and even an FCC Commissioner have discussed resurrecting the now-defunct Fairness Doctrine and applying it to Internet communication. This article responds to the novel application of the Fairness...more


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