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Posts published by “Daniel Miller”

Daniel Miller is an associate in the Chicago office of Maurice Wutscher LLP, practicing in the firm’s Consumer Credit Litigation and Commercial Litigation groups. Daniel has substantial experience as a litigation attorney representing clients in both individual and class action cases involving the FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, TILA, RESPA, Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, and various other federal and state statutes. He also has experience in representing corporate clients in commercial transactions and executive compensation agreements. Daniel earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts in History from Durham University in the United Kingdom. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of Illinois.

8th Cir. Vacates FDCPA Class Action Post-Trial Judgment for Lack of Article III Standing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently vacated a trial court’s judgment entered after trial in favor of the named plaintiff and a class of consumers for alleged violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Nebraska Consumer Protection Act due to lack of Article III standing.

NY Court of Appeals Rules RPAPL 1304 Notice May Include Add’l Accurate and Relevant Information

The New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, recently reversed the ruling of an intermediate appellate court and held that the inclusion of information that is not “false, misleading, obfuscatory, or unrelated” does not void an otherwise proper notice to borrowers sent pursuant to New York Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law § 1304, and thus does not bar a subsequently filed foreclosure action.

Calif. Supreme Court Holds TCPA Claims May Be Covered by CGL Policy Provision for Violation of ‘Right to Privacy’

The California Supreme Court recently answered a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, holding that a commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance policy that provides coverage for “injury ... arising out of ... [o]ral or written publication, in any manner, of material that violates a person’s right of privacy” can cover liability for intrusion on the right of seclusion arising from violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act if such coverage is consistent with the insured’s objectively reasonable expectations.

DC Circuit Holds CFPB’s Prepaid Rule Did Not Contravene EFTA, Reversing Trial Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently reversed the ruling of a trial court and concluded that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Prepaid Rule, which regulates digital wallets and other prepaid accounts, does not mandate a “model clause” in violation of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

Calif. App. Court (6th Dist) Holds Alleged Misidentification of ‘Charge-Off Creditor’ Not ‘Material’

The California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, recently affirmed the dismissal of a consumer's California Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claim based on an alleged violation of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the California Fair Debt Buying Practices Act in supposedly failing to properly identify the "charge-off creditor."

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Coverage for Ransomware Attack Losses

The Ohio Supreme Court recently reversed the decision of an appellate court and reinstated the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of an insurer and against an insured company on the company’s claim for breach of contract and bad faith denial of insurance coverage relating to damages arising from a ransomware attack. 

7th Cir. Reverses Denial of Bankruptcy Trustee’s Action to Recover Money Paid to Debt Collector

In a bankruptcy trustee's adversary action to recover money paid to a collection agency within 90 days prior to the filing of the debtor's bankruptcy petition, and pursuant to a previous garnishment order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently reversed the ruling of a trial court denying the trustee's application.

2nd Cir. Holds FCRA Does Not Apply to Inaccuracies Involving Legal Disputes

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of a credit reporting agency and ruled that reporting a student loan debt that was discharged in bankruptcy as “due and owing” is not cognizable as an “inaccuracy” under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.