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Healthcare Bankruptcy and the Medical Ombudsman

Bankruptcy filings by medical facilities are on the rise in the COVID-19 era. Because of issues related to the pandemic, many healthcare facilities — from hospitals to assisted living facilities ...

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Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services – 11th Circuit Dramatically Expands Reach of FDCPA Claims

On April 21, 2021 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc. in Case Number 19-14434.   The full ...

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Receiving a Notice of Bankruptcy: What to Do?

Receiving a notice of bankruptcy in the mail can elicit a wide range of emotions. For creditors — those who are owed something by an organization or person — there can be feelings of panic or ...

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Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services – 11th Circuit Dramatically Expands Reach of FDCPA Claims

On April 21, 2021 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc. in Case Number 19-14434.   The full opinion can be found here. The appeal addresses a question of first impression under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which essentially asks: does a communication between<div class="h10"></div><a class="more-link1" href="https://jennislaw.com/hunstein-v-preferred-collection-and-management-services-11th-circuit-dramatically-expands-reach-of-fdcpa-claims/">Read more</a>

6 Important Points CPAs Need to Know About Chapter 11 Bankruptcies

CPAs are an integral part of a debtor’s team to navigate a chapter 11 bankruptcy.  If its the CPA’s first foray into the arena, he/she may be surprised at some of the nuances to the path and may not now the particular tasks he/she will be called upon.  Here are 6 of the most important points in learning the chapter<div class="h10"></div><a class="more-link1" href="https://jennislaw.com/6-important-points-cpas-need-to-know-about-chapter-11-bankruptcies/">Read more</a>

Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020 (CBRA)

Congressional Democrats spearheaded by Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) have proposed sweeping legislation that would overhaul consumer bankruptcy law as we know it.  The bill still has a long journey to becoming law and will almost undoubtedly undergo tweaks by the time if/when its finalized.  Therefore its important to track the progression and follow changes.  However, as it<div class="h10"></div><a class="more-link1" href="https://jennislaw.com/consumer-bankruptcy-reform-act-of-2020-cbra/">Read more</a>

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Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services – 11th Circuit Dramatically Expands Reach of FDCPA Claims

On April 21, 2021 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc. in Case Number 19-14434.   The full ...

Facebook Awards Kilpatrick Townsend for Diversity Efforts

Facebook has tapped Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton for its first Law Firm Diversity Champion Award. The award recognizes Kilpatrick Townsend’s dedication to diversity in its staffing of ...

4th Circuit Allows Trial Judge To Consider New Census Evidence

A federal appeals court is allowing a Maryland federal judge to consider new evidence of an alleged discriminatory motive in the Commerce Department’s decision to add a citizenship question to the ...

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Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services – 11th Circuit Dramatically Expands Reach of FDCPA Claims

On April 21, 2021 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc. in Case Number 19-14434.   The full ...

6 Important Points CPAs Need to Know About Chapter 11 Bankruptcies

CPAs are an integral part of a debtor’s team to navigate a chapter 11 bankruptcy.  If its the CPA’s first foray into the arena, he/she may be surprised at some of the nuances to the path ...

Procedural Issues Including Withdrawal of the Reference, Jurisdiction (Stern and Safety Harbor Issues), Venue, and Abstention

David Jennis and Daniel Etlinger recently presented at Stetson’s University College of Law – Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar (Course 1068), taught by the Honorable Michael G. Williamson, on ...