During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

News, Publications & Events

On May 12, 2020, ImpAcct, LLC, filed a class action lawsuit against a number of defendant-lenders in the United States District Court, District of Colorado (case number 1:20-cv-01344). Plaintiff is represented by the Shuman, Glenn & Stecker, Geragos & Geragos, P.C., Zimmerman Reed LLP, Graylaw Group, Inc., and Dhillon Law Group Inc. firms. Plaintiff is an accounting company based in… Read More

On April 19, 2020, Plaintiffs BSJA, Inc. and Alexhd, LLC, filed a class action lawsuit against a national lender in the United States District Court, Central District of California (case number 2:20-cv-03588-ODW-JC). Plaintiffs are represented by the Stalwart Law Group. Plaintiffs allege that the defendant-lender reshuffled PPP applications and failed to make loans on a “first come, first served basis”… Read More

On April 20, 2020, Outlet Tile Center filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court, Central District of California (case number 2:20-cv- 03603) against a national lender and the Small Business Administration (named as the United States of America). Plaintiff was represented by Tauler Smith LLP. The complaint was dismissed on April 28, 2020. The named plaintiff… Read More

Brunner Accounting Group filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court, Central District of California, on May 8, 2020 (case number 2:20-cv-04235) against a number of defendant-lenders. Plaintiffs are represented by Graylaw Group, Inc., and Dhillon Law Group Inc. The named plaintiff is a sole proprietorship that allegedly provides tax and accounting services in Glendale, California. Plaintiff… Read More

Attorneys from Severson & Werson’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Group went all-in for this year’s Data Privacy Day 2020. In the Firm’s San Francisco office, Joseph Guzzetta (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) and Evelina Manukyan (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) passed their Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).   In the Firm’s Orange County office, Genevieve Walser-Jolly (CIPP/US),… Read More

Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act imposes liability on businesses for a data breach that results from the failure to maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.  The CCPA’s liability for such a data breach can be daunting, up to $750 per person.  Accordingly, since the CCPA’s enactment, compliance practitioners have advised their clients to shore up their… Read More

The American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Service Committee published Genevieve Walser-Jolly's and Scott Hyman's article entitled "The California Consumer Privacy Act's 30-Day Right to Cure" in its Winter Newsletter on December 05, 2019.  A copy of the Article can be found at: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/publications/committee_newsletters/consumer/2019/201911/consumer/ Read More

View full article here.  Scott J. Hyman is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.) and is the Data Protection Officer and Vice Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group of Severson & Werson, P.C. Mr. Hyman is a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and specializes in representing automobile finance companies and consumer lenders.… Read More

Scott J. Hyman of the Firm's Orange County Office was interviewed by the Auto Finance Excellence and cited in an article entitled " Unpacking California's New Privacy Regulation:  Issues Lenders Need to Know" in the California Consumer Privacy Act and cybersecurity issues facing Automobile Finance Companies.  AutoFinanceExcellence is a project of the Auto Finance News. The legislation gives California consumers… Read More

Austin Kenney and Genevieve Walser-Jolly spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors in Providence, RI on September 16, 2019. Their presentation, entitled “Consumer Privacy in the New Mobility Ecosystem,” addressed data privacy concerns posed by connected vehicles and best practices for privacy policies and notices to consumers in this space. Read More

The California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act Overview of the California Song-Beverly Act, edited by Kerry Franich and Scott Hyman.  Thompson-Reuters’ Practical Law Series summaries various areas of the law, and is edited by outside practitioners with experience in the subject matter.   For more information, please contact Scott Hyman at sjh@severson.com. Read More

On June 20, 2019, a team of Severson lawyers assisted the members of an industry automobile finance trade group on how to build a data privacy program and comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act.  The presentation drew on the Firm’s depth of experience, from Human Resources and Employment Law, to Cyber-Insurance, to Data Privacy, to Litigation and Investigating and… Read More

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