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Scott J. Hyman and Austin B. Kenney review judicial reaction to, and isolation of, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Douglass, which held that a sequence of numbers visible through the glassine window on an envelope containing a collection letter violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s proscription of “unfair or unconscionable” debt collection practices. FDCPA Glassine… Read More

Scott J. Hyman and Austin B. Kenney discuss the factors affecting the judicial interpretation of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s $500,000 liability cap on certified class claims, with an eye to the effect of putative class members’ potentially minuscule recovery on judicial treatment of the Federal Rules’ “superiority” requirements. FDCPA Class Action Cap Article Published Read More

Severson & Werson attorney Andrew W. Noble will serve as the next Chair of the California Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee (CFSC). The one-year term will commence at the bar association’s annual meeting beginning September 29, 2016. Part of the bar association’s Business Law Section, the CFSC is a diverse group of attorneys at banks and other financial services… Read More

In July 2016, Severson’s Construction Group Leader David Ericksen and Insurance Group Leader Mike Murphy teamed to make three presentations to the London Insurance Market focused on alternative business structures and project delivery methods for the construction industry and corresponding contract trending. For information on any of these sessions or the content, please contact David or Mike. Read More

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