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Posts published by “Jacob C. VanAusdall”

Jake VanAusdall is Senior Counsel in the Nashville office of Maurice Wutscher LLP. He practices in the firm’s Consumer Credit Litigation and Commercial Litigation groups predominantly representing financial institutions. Jake also has substantial litigation experience representing clients involved in intellectual property, construction, contract, and business disputes. Jake has been recognized as a “Mid-South Super Lawyers – Rising Star” in the area of Business Litigation (2018-2022), and is a former member of the Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court. For more information, see

3rd Cir. Holds Pennsylvania Consumer Discount Company Act Does Not Apply to Mere Debt Buyers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a putative class action complaint alleging that the defendant debt buyer violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by trying to collect interest supposedly in excess of limits imposed under Pennsylvania law. 

2nd Cir. Rejects Standing, Conflict of Interest, Service Award, and Other Objections to Class Settlement Against Student Loan Servicer

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s certification and approval of a class settlement involving claims by student loan borrowers against their loan servicer.