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CFPB Sanctions Law Firm and Debt Buyer For Failing to Review Account Documentation

by Carlton Fields on

On April 25, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) entered an enforcement order against New Jersey law firm Pressler and Pressler and its debt-buyer client, New Century Financial Services, for pursuing hundreds of...more

When In Rome: Escaping The Default Rules On Governing Law

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Entering into an agreement without specifying its governing law is rarely a good idea. In Molton Street Capital LLP v Shooters Hill Capital Partners LLP & Odeon Capital Group LLC [2015] EWHC 3419 (Comm), 26 November 2014,...more

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more

FTC Continues Regulatory Scrutiny of the Debt Buying Industry

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently obtained temporary injunctions against two passive debt buyers, which are companies that buy and sell debt portfolios and exclusively use third-party debt collectors. In complaints...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk

by Bloomberg Law on

May 22 (Bloomberg) -- AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc. and Ahern Rentals Inc. are prime examples of the frothy market where junk-bond investors are fearless in the face of risk, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing

by Bloomberg Law on

March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Someone who bought stock in American Airlines last year already made a killing. Stock that could have been bought in November for less than 40 cents a share is now trading above $4, for...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware to Continue Dominating Bankruptcy

by Bloomberg Law on

Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The dominance of Delaware and New York bankruptcy courts is secure for another two years, for reasons Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle explain on their...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Junk Debt Interest Rates at 30-Year Low

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Interest rates for junk debt reached a 30-year low in the last week, as Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle discuss on their new video. Financially struggling companies...more

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