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ALAW Announces Strategic Expansion Into Louisiana Market

ALAW is thrilled to announce its expansion into Louisiana, marking a significant milestone as our 18th jurisdiction. Spearheading this exciting growth are seasoned industry professionals Penny Daigrepont and Claire Mayer. Penny assumes the role of Partner, leading our Louisiana Default Practice, while Claire takes on the position of Senior Bankruptcy Counsel. “The addition of our Louisiana office is a pivotal moment for ALAW as we...

Federal | Legal Alerts

CFPB’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued their proposal to amend Regulation F, which incorporates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The proposed rule takes into account the current communication landscape, which vastly differs from when the FDCPA was first enacted. Specifically, it clarifies how debt collectors can communicate with consumers via email and text messages. The use of...

Federal | Legal Alerts

Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus 

U.S. Supreme Court rules that businesses engaged in nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings are not considered "debt collectors" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Tenth Circuit by holding that entities conducting nonjudicial foreclosures are not “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, except in the limited scope of §1692f(6). The unanimous Court reviewed the nonjudicial practices of...

Federal | Legal Alerts

Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 Is Coming Back

On May 24, 2018, Senate Bill 2155 became Public Law No: 115-174. One important provision contained in the new law brings back the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (hereinafter “PTFA”). The key provision of the reinstated law allows tenants to remain in a rental property until the end of their leases unless: • the property is sold to a purchaser that will use...