Law firms solely conducting public trustee foreclosures not “debt collectors” under FDCPA 16:43, April 2, 2019

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On March 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, 586 U.S. —- (2019) (case no. 17-1307) that a law firm only conducting a non-judicial (i.e., public trustee) foreclosure is not a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (the “Act”). However, such proceedings do fall […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE By: Eric Musselman and Sarah Oszczakiewicz The attorney-client privilege is an important protection for anyone who may be seeking or is currently represented by an attorney. As a client, understanding the meaning, purpose, and scope of the privilege can assist in helping to receive its full protection. This […]

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Garfield & Hecht, P.C. End of Year Charitable Donations At the recent firm holiday lunch numerous staff and attorney attendees advocated for financial donations to worthy causes. Many of the advocates had personal experiences with the charities that were presented. The firm has made a collective decision that it is more fulfilling and socially responsible […]

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