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8th Cir. Adopts Materiality Standard for Misrepresentations under 1692e and Rejects “Ipso Facto” Rule for Debt Collectors Who Lose Debt Collection Litigation

In Hill v. Accounts Receivable Services, LLC, 2018 WL 1864720, at *1–2 (8th Cir. 2018), the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit joined other circuits to adopt a materiality standard for 1692e claims and also rejected the “ipso facto” rule…

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Asante v. California Dept. of Health Care Services

The dormant Commerce clause does not apply to acts that a state takes as a participant in the market, even if such acts discriminate against interstate commerce (such as, here, regulation of the rates at which the State of California will reimburse hospitals for services rendered to Medi-Cal patients).

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Severson Attorneys Publish Article on “Convenience Fees” in ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee Newsletter

A copy of Erik Kemp’s and Scott Hyman’s article “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulates Pay-by-Phone “Convenience” Fees”, CFSC Newsletter: ABA Business Law Section, (March 2018) can be found here:     https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/business_law/newsletters/CL230000/full-issue-201803.authcheckdam.pdf

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