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District Court Grants Summary Judgment for Background Screener for Both Negligent and Willful 1681e(b) Claims Related to Reporting of Outdated Eviction Records

USA - May 10 2022 In July 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted summary judgment to a background screening company regarding the…

Jessica Lohr

It’s All in a Name: Debt Collector Wins Summary Judgment Based on Name Provided By Its Client

USA - January 18 2022 Finding that the defendant debt collector was entitled to rely on the information provided by its client about the name of the debtor, a district…

Kim R. Gershen

Massachusetts District Court Denies Credit Repair Company’s Motion to Dismiss in Case Brought by the CFPB

USA - August 25 2021 A federal district court judge in Massachusetts denied a credit repair company’s motion to dismiss a case brought by the Consumer Financial…

Kim R. Gershen

Securities Industry Arbitrations and Litigation Update: FINRA Arbitration Statistics Through May 31 Evidence Continuing Decline of Promissory Note Arbitrations — but Will the Trend Last?

USA - July 19 2021 The Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has made its arbitration statistics for the year 2021, through May 31, available on its…

Joshua A. Dachs, Stephen J. Steinlight

Securities Industry Arbitrations and Litigation Update: Ninth Circuit Compels Dispute to FINRA Arbitration

USA - June 28 2021 On April 14, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…

Christopher W. Bascom, Stephen J. Steinlight, Thomas Jonathan Turner