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Consumer Finance

9th Cir. Says Debt Collector Did Not Engage in “Flat Rating” Because It Was Meaningfully Involved in Debt Collection

In Echlin v. PeaceHealth, 2018 WL 1801582, at *5–6 (C.A.9 (Wash.), 2018), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a debt collector who engaged meaningfully in the debt collection process did not engage in “flat rating”. Echlin…


California Appellate Tracker

Arvizu v. City of Pasadena

Under the Government Code’s “trail immunity” provision, the City of Pasadena was immune from plaintiff’s negligence claims after he slid over an unguarded ten-foot retaining wall while trying to reach a pedestrian trail in the middle of the night.


News, Publications & Events

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