Debt Buyer Beware

April 20, 2020 Posted in Case Law Review

The Ninth Circuit held that a business that was engaged in and profited from buying consumer debt, but outsourced direct collection activities to another company, qualified as a “debt collector”...

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CARES Act Modifies U.S. Bankruptcy Code

April 1, 2020 Posted in Legislative Update

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. Among other things, the CARES Act made some important changes to the U.S....

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Significant Changes to the Bankruptcy Code Provide Relief to Small Businesses

February 1, 2020 Posted in Legislative Update

Effective February 2020, Congress enacted the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”), which amended the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and now gives small businesses a meaningful opportunity of...

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Lender’s Agent Has Authority to Complete Foreclosure

January 15, 2020 Posted in Case Law Review

After a lender had completed a foreclosure of a deed of trust, the homeowner sued the lender and the lender’s servicing company for violating Washington’s Deed of Trust Act contending that the...

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