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New Jersey Enacts Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Law

USA - January 23 2024 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Jan. 16 signed into law Senate Bill 332, making New Jersey the 13th state to enact a comprehensive consumer data…

Economy, Pandemic Drove Up Bankruptcy Filings in 2023 With No Abatement Expected This Year

USA - January 18 2024 A look back at bankruptcy trends and litigation in 2023 reveals a spike in bankruptcy filings driven by economic factors and fallout from the…

Calif. App. Court (4th Dist) Rejects Borrowers’ Claims Arising Out of Regulator’s Unlicensed Lending Action

USA - December 4 2023 The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, recently held two borrowers’ allegations that their lender was not properly licensed were…

7th Cir. Holds Hiring Attorney, Paying Appearance Fee, Emotional Distress Not Enough for Article III Standing

USA - August 17 2023 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a debtor's federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuit…

6th Cir. Holds Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Action Time-Barred Under Tennessee Law

USA - May 15 2023 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s decision granting summary judgment and dismissing a mortgagee’s…

Illinois App. Court (1st Dist) Holds ‘Small Servicer’ Exempt from RESPA Loss Mitigation Rules

USA - May 12 2023 The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, recently held that a borrower failed to identify any meritorious defense sufficient to stop or undo…

‘Tennessee Information Protection Act’ with NIST Security Standards Enacted

USA - May 12 2023 Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on May 11 signed into law House Bill 1181, making Tennessee the eighth state to enact a comprehensive consumer data privacy…

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Email Service Not Proper for Judgment Enforcement Proceedings

USA - May 10 2023 In a lien priority dispute between two judgment creditors, the Illinois Supreme Court recently held that email delivery does not constitute proper…

Penn. Appellate Court Holds Attempt to Collect Time-Barred Debt Did Not Violate FDCPA or FCEUA

USA - May 8 2023 The Superior Court of Pennsylvania, an intermediate appellate court, recently affirmed a trial court’s order sustaining preliminary objections to a…

Indiana Enacts Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Law

USA - May 2 2023 Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on May 1 signed into law Senate Bill 5, making Indiana the seventh state to enact a comprehensive consumer data privacy law…