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Donald Maurice

MauriceWutscher, LLP

Don Maurice is a partner at MauriceWutscher, LLP a nationwide law firm representing the financial services industry. Since 1988, Don has defended the financial services industry in various state and federal courts including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Eighth Circuits and as amicus counsel before the Second, Sixth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the US Supreme Court. He currently serves as chair of the Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee, Business Law Section. Don is a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and serves on the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law. Don is admitted to the Bars of New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia where he regularly practices.

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Fallout Growing from FDCPA Decision on Proof of Claim on Time-Barred Debt

A U.S. Circuit Court decision this summer took an extraordinary step when it held that filing a proof of claim on time barred debt is conduct that violates the FDCPA. At the time, attorneys close to both bankruptcy and FDCPA proceedings warned that it would touch off a very real firestorm in that sector of the ARM industry. That has proven to be quite true.


FTC’s Recent Enforcement Action Sets New Debt Collection Standards

Buried in the FTC’s announced settlement with an auto lender last week over debt collection practices was a seemingly new set of standards for debt collectors. The directives addressing FCRA and debt collection compliance suggest regulators are toughening certain standards and, in some cases, creating entirely new standards for certain debt collection activities.