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600,000 Reasons to Comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit—which covers federal courts in North Carolina—recently affirmed a borrower’s victory against a loan servicer under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). In...more

Nevada Enacts Multiple Laws Affecting Consumer Finance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Nevada is rolling out a slate of legislation affecting consumer finance, including a measure to protect consumers’ privacy online and programs aimed at mitigating their risk of foreclosure. Here is a list of measures recently...more

CT Unfair Trade Practices Act is Only a Sword – Not a Shield in Foreclosure Actions

by Murtha Cullina on

Appellate Case Update - The Connecticut Appellate Court has (finally) recently weighed in on the topic of whether or not a claimed defense of a violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (“CUTPA”)...more

Debt Collection and Unfair Trade Practices

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

Today we return to the vexing relationship between N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 and the North Carolina Debt Collection Practices Act. The Debt Collection Act says that its “specific and general provisions . . . shall exclusively...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - March 2016

by Burr & Forman on

Within Burr & Forman's footprint, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee have passed statutes exempting Health Savings Account ("HSA") contributions from a debtor's bankruptcy estate. To date, the state of Georgia has not passed...more

Can I Get My Legal Fees Back for Having to Defend This Case?

by Burr & Forman on

One of the most common questions I get from my clients is whether they can recover their legal expenses for having to defend a meritless case. The short answer is that in most cases, no. That may seem unfair, especially...more

CFPB Reports Continued Mortgage Servicing and Other Violations of Consumer Financial Law

by Carlton Fields on

In its Supervisory Highlights released earlier this summer, the CFPB reported its examination observations in consumer reporting, debt collection, mortgage origination and servicing, fair lending, and student loan servicing....more

The New Paradigm in Vendor Management Under the CFPB

by Baker Donelson on

This past July marked the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a period marked by sweeping changes to the regulatory and administrative environment in which financial...more

N.D. Illinois: Bank’s HAMP Procedures Weren’t Unfair or Deceptive

by Goodwin on

A U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of Illinois recently granted summary judgment in favor of defendant PNC Bank on a borrower’s promissory estoppel and Illinois Consumer Fraud Act (ICFA) claims in connection with...more

Money, Dirt & Steel: Spring 2015 NC Real Property Litigation Update

by Williams Mullen on

MONEY: GUARANTORS CAN NOW RELY ON G.S. §45-21.36 VALUE DEFENSES - By statute in North Carolina, G.S. §45-21.36, certain obligors may defend a deficiency action where the bank is the successful bidder by arguing...more

Mortgage Servicing and Unfair Trade Practices

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

When can mortgage servicing and related debt-collection activities violate N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1? Two recent cases provide some answers....more

New Foreclosure Rules

by Howard Ankin on

The new mandatory regulations regarding foreclosures, recently developed by the Illinois Supreme Court, went into effect on Match 1st. The rules came about due to the deceptive practices that judges observed as well as the...more

Tennessee Court of Appeals Confirms Foreclosures Cannot Be the Basis for a TCPA Claim

by Baker Donelson on

On September 25, 2012, the Middle Section of the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued an opinion confirming that foreclosure proceedings cannot serve as the basis for a Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claim. ...more

Eleventh Circuit Holds that Net Revenue, Not Profits, Should Determine Damages in FTC Deceptive Marketing Case

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a judgment against three individual defendants finding that the district court correctly used net revenue to calculate damages. Defendant-appellants were...more

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