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Consumer Finance

District Court (Md.) Denies Staying TCPA Claim Where Claim Does Not Turn on ATDS Definition

In Akselrod v. Marketpro Homebuyers LLC, No. CCB-20-2966, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5253 (D. Md. Jan. 11, 2021), Judge Blake denied staying a TCPA case when the case did not turn of the definition of an ATDS. In order to…


California Appellate Tracker

Trinity Risk Management, LLC v. Simplified Labor Staffing Solutions, Inc, (2021)

Allegedly defamatory emails that Simplified sent Trinity and a co-defendant seeking documents and other information for its later-filed lawsuit were protected activity for purposes of the Anti-SLAPP statute (CCP 425.16(e)).  The emails were also protected by the absolute litigation privilege, so Trinity could not prove a probability of success on the merits.  The trial court properly granted Simplified’s Anti-SLAPP motion…


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Jarlath Curran Speaks at California MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference

Severson & Werson member Jarlath Curran will be speaking on “Hot Litigation Topics” at the upcoming California MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference on January 12-13th, 2020. Mr. Curran represents major financial institutions, including banks, mortgage lenders, consumer finance…