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An Assessment of Security Procedures – Eleventh Circuit Reversal of Safe Harbor Application Finding

For banks operating in Florida (or other jurisdictions with similar provisions regarding security procedures for payment orders), the Eleventh Circuit has recently issued an opinion that may call into question the validity of existing security procedures and the corresponding applicability of the safe-harbor risk shifting provision of Fla. Stat. §670.202. In Chavez v. Mercantil CommerceBank, … Continue reading this entry

Class Action Lawsuit Over freecreditreport.com

A Wisconsin college student has filed a seven count class action complaint against Experian for its freecreditreport.com ads. The Plaintiff alleges that she was in the midst of purchasing a new car and wanted to check her credit. She claims that in March 2008, she went to freecreditreport.com for a single (but free) credit report … Continue reading this entry

United States Supreme Court Recongizes Rise In Consumer Credit Litigation

Each year, Chief Justice John Roberts. Jr. issues a report about the state of the federal judiciary. For 2009, Justice Roberts reported a 6% year-to-year decline in filings in the Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals. The federal district courts saw a 3% increase in filings over 2008 filings, up to 276,397 filings in … Continue reading this entry

Third Circuit Holds Overcharges Not Required in RESPA Actions

The Third Circuit just issued an opinion, Alston v. Countrywide Financial Corp., holding that plaintiffs are not required to have suffered an overcharge to bring a cause of action under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”).… Continue reading this entry

Senator Chris Dodd Introduces New Bill To Immediately Freeze Credit Card Interest Rates

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd introduced a bill today that seeks to freeze interest rates on existing credit card balances. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (the “Credit CARD Act”), passed by Congress in May, currently allows interest rate increases on existing balances under limited circumstances. The new bill, if passed by … Continue reading this entry