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Disputing Debts under the FDCPA – The Effect of the Fourth Circuit’s Opinion in Clark v. Absolute Collection Service, Inc.

In January of this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) decided the case of Clark v. Absolute Collection Service, Inc. (741 F.3d 487, 4th Cir. 2014). The question of first impression…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

All Consuming: Legal Updates for Consumer Finance Professionals - July 2014

In This Issue: - Zombie (Debt Collector) Beware: West Virginia Expands Prohibited Actions: America's fascination with zombies infiltrated the West Virginia Legislature during the 2014 Regular Session, resulting in…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Attorneys’ Fees and Prosecuting Bad Faith/UTPA Cases

Attorneys who litigate common law bad faith and Unfair Trade Practices Act claims are well aware that insureds who substantially prevail in an underlying contract action for insurance proceeds are entitled to an award of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury

Killing the Economy to Allegedly Save the World: The Present Failure and Future Promise of US Energy Policy

The pursuit and articulation of any type of “policy” is, by nature, aspirational. Societies via their governments, and to some degree private institutions, identify conditions they would ideally like to see actualized in some…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Observations of the Sixth Annual Developing Unconventional Gas Conference

I had the great learning experience of attending The Sixth Annual Developing Unconventional Gas Conference, known as DUG East, earlier this month. The conference is based around the sharing of ideas, performance updates, and…more
| Energy & Utilities

The Shale Play Today - June 2014

In This Issue: - Observations of the Sixth Annual DUG Conference - Mergers, Midstream, and the Marcellus and Utica Shales - Sunoco's Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Delayed? - How Local Drilling Regulations May…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

How to Screw Up Vendor Management (and Live a More Exciting Life)

Are you bored? Is your bank running too smoothly? Do you miss those long, loud and involved conversations with your examiners, superiors or shareholders? If so, then screwing up vendor management may be right for you. Below are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

California Investment Firm and City Team Up to Erase Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

If a California investment firm and the City of Richmond, California have their way, the mortgage industry may face a new threat: a plan to use government’s eminent domain power to seize homes where homeowners owe more than…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Hold That ReFi! A Reason to Think Twice Before Entering Post-Petition Agreements with Discharged Debtors

After months of phone calls, loan modifications and discussions with borrowers, one finally receives the dreaded bankruptcy notice in the mail. A chapter 7, no-asset case, with the loan listed on the bankruptcy schedules as a…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Be Careful What You Wish For

Many community bankers have looked surprised at the “internationalization” of our banking rules. Standards coming out of the Basel Committee, particularly the Basel III Capital Rules, do not seem to fit community banks. The…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

An Interview with Robert T. Braswell, President & CEO, Carolina Bank

Timothy R. Moore, Member, Spilman Thomas & Battle interviews Robert T. Braswell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carolina Bank. Q: What is the most personally rewarding part of being a community banker? A: …more
| Finance & Banking

Community Banking Excellence - Issue 2, 2014

In This Issue: - Another Perspective: Robert T. Braswell, President and Chief Executive Officer Carolina Bank: Mr. Robert T. Braswell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Bank. He has served in…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

DRI Continues its Advocacy for Improvements to the Civil Justice System

Times change and so must our rules of civil procedure. DRI is a leader in the process of public and written comment to the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The federal Advisory Committee on…more
| Civil Procedure

You Decide: Green Globes v. LEED

The U.S. General Services Administration recently added Green Globes as an additional third-party green building certification system for federal government construction projects. With this addition, many are now asking about…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Commercial

How Local Drilling Regulations May Impede Business Development in WV

As governor, Senator Joe Manchin famously declared West Virginia to be “Open for Business.” Whether motivated by environmental or other concerns, however, some groups believe that, when it comes to the natural gas industry, West…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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