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FinCEN issues virtual currency guidance

USA - March 22 2013 The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued formal guidance to clarify the anti-money laundering obligations of administrators and…

Keith R. Fisher, Mercedes K. Tunstall, Alan S. Kaplinsky, Beth Moskow-Schnoll

CFPB issues proposal to supervise student loan servicers

USA - March 18 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a proposal to supervise nonbank servicers of private and federal student loans who qualify as…

Alan S. Kaplinsky

FTC issues report on mobile payments

USA - March 15 2013 The Staff Report on mobile payments recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) focuses on areas of concern discussed at the FTC's April…

Mercedes K. Tunstall, Alan S. Kaplinsky, Beth Moskow-Schnoll

Collection letter inviting debtor to call toll-free number violated FDCPA, Third Circuit holds

USA - March 14 2013 A collection letter violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because its invitation to call a toll-free number could be read by the…

Alan S. Kaplinsky

Sixth Circuit rejects nationwide settlement of robo-signing class actions

USA - March 11 2013 A nationwide settlement of three class actions involving claims that a creditor's practice of using "robo-signed" affidavits in debt collection…

Alan S. Kaplinsky