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On November 15, 2018, Kalama M. Lui-Kwan delivered a presentation to the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the California Lawyers' Association's Business Law Section.  Mr. Lui-Kwan's presentation, "The 2018 Financial Services Landscape: Regulatory and Legislative Developments," provided an overview of the OCC's FinTech Charter, key legislation pending before the U.S. House of Representative's Financial Services Committee and the U.S. Senate's… Read More

On November 5, 2018, Elizabeth Holt Andrews and Andrew W. Noble presented an MCLE titled “2018 Banking & Financial Services Appellate Roundup” to the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association monthly luncheon, which sparked a lively discussion with many questions and comments from the audience. They provided an overview of this year's most important appellate decisions in the banking and financial… Read More

Severson & Werson co-sponsored the Fall Conference of The Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL) held in Fort Worth, Texas on November 5-6, 2018 through Scott Hyman's membership on the CCFL Executive Committee.  Severson & Werson shareholder Kristin Walker-Probst spoke on "Trying a Consumer Case," and David Hungerford presented on Cyber-insurance and Privacy.   For more information, click here. Read More

The Basics: Mortgage Servicing Compliance 101 – 2 Credits Everything starts with the fundamentals. Fitting for the professionals new to the industry or seasoned servicers for the reinforcement of basics learned long ago, this course offers the participants the chance to lay down a foundation of knowledge surrounding servicing and loan ownership transfers, account maintenance, escrow accounts, force-placed insurance, and… Read More

On Friday, October 5, 2018, Kristin Walker-Probst, David A. Berkley, and Scott J. Hyman presented “Current Developments in Automobile Finance Law” at the California Financial Services Association’s 78th Annual Convention in Laguna Niguel, California.  This is the 11th year that Severson & Werson has been asked to present at CFSA’s Annual Conference. Read More

Any person who “causes” an employee to be paid” less than the minimum wage set by state or local law is liable for a civil penalty as is any person who “causes to be violated” laws governing overtime pay.  The civil penalties can be serious:  for first time intention violations:  $50 or $100 per underpaid employee per pay period; for… Read More

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