LEGAL ALERT: City of Chicago, Illinois v. Fulton, et al.

written by Michael Wennerlund U.S. Supreme Court resolves circuit split over Creditor Retention of Property post-bankruptcy filing On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of City of Chicago, Illinois v. Fulton, et al., 592 U.S. ____ (2021) which dealt with the interplay between several provisions of the Bankruptcy …

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 …

CFPB to Update 1977 Laws on Debt Collection

On Wednesday, April 17th, Kathy Kraninger delivered her first major policy speech as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), to announce major changes to debt collection rules in the coming weeks. Creditors’ rights advocates like ALAW have been eagerly awaiting an update to the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) for clarification …