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SCOTUS Leaves CFPB Intact, But Allows for Removal of Director for Any Reason
SCOTUS Leaves CFPB Intact, But Allows for Removal of Director for Any Reason

In the opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court held that Congress overreached when it limited the President’s power to remove the single director of the Bureau. Continue Reading

Date posted06/29/2020


Historic Decision to Celebrate Pride
Historic Decision to Celebrate Pride

It could not be more appropriate as those around our country celebrate Pride Month that the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rendered its historic ruling on workplace discrimination. Continue Reading

Date posted06/17/2020


Collectors Poised to Benefit from Appeal Court Ruling Dismissing FDCPA Lawsuit for Lack of Standing
Collectors Poised to Benefit from Appeal Court Ruling Dismissing FDCPA Lawsuit for Lack of Standing

In Frank v. Autovest, LLC, 2020 WL 3053199 (D.C. Cir., June 9, 2020), the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed for lack of Article III standing a consumer’s FDCPA lawsuit based on the filing of false affidavits in a debt collection lawsuit. Continue Reading

Date posted06/16/2020


NCBA Members Demonstrate Good Judgment; Maryland Court to Vacate Hundreds of Affidavit Judgments
NCBA Members Demonstrate Good Judgment; Maryland Court to Vacate Hundreds of Affidavit Judgments

by Nathan Willner Government Affairs Officer The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many court systems throughout the United States shutting their doors. Pursuant to the Administrative Order issued by the Maryland Judiciary, court offices, administrative offices, units of the Judiciary, and the... Continue Reading

Date posted05/19/2020


The Answer is NOT "I'm Going to Disneyland"
The Answer is NOT "I'm Going to Disneyland"

Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order in Massachusetts Continue Reading

Date posted05/7/2020


NCBA Supports Exemption of CARES Act Stimulus Payments from Garnishment
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NCBA Supports Exemption of CARES Act Stimulus Payments from Garnishment

Consumers are faced with many challenges as they deal with the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic and the resulting state of emergency. In response, Congress enacted the CARES Act to “provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by... Continue Reading

Date posted04/16/2020


Court Brief: Graziano on Chopping Block Before 3rd Circuit En Banc Hearing (Part II: Conclusion)
Court Brief: Graziano on Chopping Block Before 3rd Circuit En Banc Hearing (Part II: Conclusion)

On March 30, 2020, the 3rd Circuit issued its decision on the en banc review of Riccio v. Sentry Credit. Continue Reading

Date posted03/31/2020


Largest Federal Response in U.S. History Passes U.S. Senate
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Largest Federal Response in U.S. History Passes U.S. Senate

The CARES ACT, the largest federal response in U.S. history contained in H.R.748, provides immediate relief to those affected by COVID-19. The bill passed the US Senate by a vote of 96-0. NCBA was pleased to see that the bill does not specifically include any prohibition on debt collection. Continue Reading

Date posted03/26/2020


Oppose H.R.6379 & S.3565 - A Complete Blanket Ban on Debt Collection
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Oppose H.R.6379 & S.3565 - A Complete Blanket Ban on Debt Collection

During this challenging time, NCBA is doing everything it can to help its member law firms and attorneys nationwide continue their professional activities and navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as safely as possible. To that end, NCBA already sent a letter to the White House and... Continue Reading

Date posted03/25/2020


NCBA Submits Letter to Trump Administration
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NCBA Submits Letter to Trump Administration

In a letter to the Trump Administration, NCBA President Mark Groves and Executive Director Liz Terry addressed concerns that have arisen out of suggestions by certain lawmakers that eliminating the work of the creditors rights attorneys is a prudent action that should be taken. Continue Reading

Date posted03/20/2020


Federal Court Holds that Service of Complaint on Consumer Represented by Counsel Permitted
Federal Court Holds that Service of Complaint on Consumer Represented by Counsel Permitted

Under FDCPA Exception for Direct Communication With Consumer With Express Permission of Court Continue Reading

Date posted03/19/2020


COVID-19 Update from Mark Groves and Liz Terry
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COVID-19 Update from Mark Groves and Liz Terry

To all NCBA Members, Above all, we want to stress that the well-being of our members, your families, and your businesses are our primary concern. In less than a week, so much has changed: schools, courts, and many governments have closed. Our borders are closed with our neighboring countries and... Continue Reading

Date posted03/18/2020