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Consumer Finance

District Court (Ill.) Outlines Obligations of Debt Collector Dealing with “Disputed” Consumer Reporting under FDCPA 1692e(8)

In Wood v. Sec. Credit Servs., LLC, No. 20-cv-02369, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135926, at *5 (N.D. Ill. July 19, 2021), Judge Norgle denied summary judgment against a debt collector due to a question of fact regarding the debt collector’s…

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California Appellate Tracker

Genis v. Schainbaum, No. B304968, 2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 598 (Ct. App. July 22, 2021)

Following Wiley v. County of San Diego (1997) 19 Cal.4th 532, this decision affirms dismissal of a malpractice complaint against a criminal defense attorney.  The plaintiff alleged that due to the attorney’s negligent representation, plaintiff ended up agreeing to pay civil tax fraud penalties as part of a plea bargain in a criminal tax fraud prosecution.  To sue the defense…

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CFPB’S FINAL RULE AMENDING REGULATION X

Under the March 2020 CARES Act, borrowers with federally-backed mortgage loans were able to request a 180-day forbearance on their loan payments if the borrower attested to a COVID-related hardship. That 180-day period could be extended for an additional 180-days…

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