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Final consumer credit fees guidelines
  • DLA Piper
  • New Zealand
  • July 7 2017

On 30 June 2017 the Commerce Commission released its final guidelines on consumer credit fees. This follows the release of the Draft Guidelines in

New Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims in force from 1 October 2017. Are you ready?
  • DLA Piper
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2017

After a lengthy consultation period, the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (PAPDC) has now been finalised and will come into force on 1 October

Risks of Withdrawing a Case: Reciprocity of Attorneys’ Fees in Connecticut Consumer Contract Default Actions
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

Lenders beware! If you have brought an action to seek recovery of a defaulted consumer loan whether it be foreclosure or a breach of contract action

Lending risks associated with virtual currencies
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2016

The use of virtual currencies, which seemed novel just three years ago, continues to increase and gain momentum with consumers and in various

BAPCPA 10 Years Later: the Effectiveness and Necessity of Bankruptcy Reforms Remain In Question
  • Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

In April 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Consumer Protection Act ("BAPCPA") was signed into law, representing the most extensive revisions to

Consultation on Ontario consumer financial protection
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2015

On June 14, 2015 the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services launched a consultation process seeking feedback on proposed approaches for

Government of Ontario proposes additional regulation of alternative financial services and debt collection
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2015

On June 15, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services published a consultation paper entitled "Strengthening Consumer Financial

Claim issues in bankruptcy: a primer
  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • USA
  • June 8 2015

When a consumer debtor files a bankruptcy petition, a notice is mailed out by the court to all of the debtor’s scheduled creditors. In most

FTC, state regulators, and apple weigh in on radioshack customer data sale
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware Bankruptcy Court in February, seeking a court-supervised sale of $1.2 billion in assets

Top 5 issues in consumer P2P law and regulation
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

Though now several years old, peer-to-peer lending (P2P) has rapidly come of age in the past two years as loan volumes and investment accounts have