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CFPB Issues Sweeping and Unprecedented Rulemaking Proposals Seeking to “Drastically Overhaul Debt Collection Market”; Proposals for Creditors to Follow Shortly

USA - July 29 2016 Early in the morning on July 28, 2016, in coordination with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (the "Bureau") field hearing on debt…

R. Frank Springfield

U.S. Supreme Court to use TCPA to determine power of Rule 68 offers of judgment

USA - May 18 2015 Three weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court raised eyebrows when it granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, — S.Ct. —, 2015 WL 1879778 (Apr. 27…

Texas district court addresses prior express consent

USA - July 8 2014 In Cherkaoui v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc., No. 4:13-cv-00467 (S.D. Tex. May 23, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas…

FCC’s TCPA “fact sheet” provides little hope for relief sought by businesses

USA - May 29 2015 For several years, numerous businesses and industry groups have petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to provide clarity to the…

Late-Night Senate Vote Paves Way for President to Kill CFPB Arbitration Rule

USA - October 25 2017 After months of wrangling, the U.S. Senate voted to pass substantive and impactful legislation on Tuesday evening regarding the Consumer Financial…

Laura W. Tanner