SCOTUS unanimously agrees in its June 12, 2017, ruling that a bank that collects on debts it has bought and holds for its own account is not a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The Supreme Court has made the practice of "patent trolling" more difficult in a May 22, 2017, ruling on how to interpret the patent venue laws. In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Branch LLC, the justices held that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles all patent appeals, has been using the wrong standard since 1990 to decide where a patent lawsuit can be brought.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit held that TISA/APY violations resulted from the way a financial institution disclosed a rate that was only applicable for a portion of the year.
(Court Of Appeal Of The State Of California, Second Appellate District, Division Four)
This update was provided by Howard Lax of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C.
The 10th Circuit U.S.
Reversal of Lopez Case on Social Security Offsets
Prior articles (now updated due to the court's reversal of its decision):
Offsets Against Social Security Payments
A California Appellate Court Decision which held the enforceability of a dragnet clause in a loan agreement was dependent on the reasonable expectations of the parties.
The Fifth District California Court of Appeal held that the Notice of Servicing Transfer Requirements of RESPA and Regulation X were violated when the notice was mailed to the address shown on the note and deed of trust and not to the current addr
The 5th Circuit U.S.