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Texas Supreme Court Holds Foreclosure Statute of Limitation Reset by Rescission Sent With Reacceleration Notice

The Supreme Court of Texas recently held that, when a lender or loan servicer rescinds its acceleration of a loan in compliance with Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 16.038, the rescission resets the statute of limitation even if it is combined with a notice of reacceleration.

Economy, Pandemic Drove Up Bankruptcy Filings in 2023 With No Abatement Expected This Year

A look back at bankruptcy trends and litigation in 2023 reveals a spike in bankruptcy filings driven by economic factors and fallout from the pandemic while in upper courts several interesting cases were decided involving proofs of claim, stay violations, and discharge issues.

Data Privacy & Security Roundup: New Laws, Regulations and Important Dates in 2024

The upward trend in data privacy legislation continued in 2023. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, “[a]t least 40 states and Puerto Rico introduced or considered at least 350 consumer privacy bills in 2023,” a significant increase from the 200 bills in 2022. 

Calif. App. Court (4th Dist) Rejects Borrowers’ Claims Arising Out of Regulator’s Unlicensed Lending Action

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, recently held two borrowers’ allegations that their lender was not properly licensed were insufficient to establish an actual economic injury, necessary for standing under California Business and Professions Code section 17200, and that there was no private right of action under California Financial Code sections 22100 and 22751.

8th Cir. Rejects Challenge to Advertised Discounts as ‘Deceptive’

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a putative class action challenging an advertised discount as supposedly deceptive. In so ruling, the Eighth Circuit held that the named plaintiff's allegations failed to meet the "ascertainable loss" requirement under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

11th Cir. Holds ‘Actual Damages’ Not Required for ‘Willful’ Violations of FCRA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held that a trial court's denial of a motion for class certification was an abuse of discretion because the trial court’s analysis of Rule 23(b)(3)’s predominance requirement was based on its erroneous interpretation of the second option in section 1681n(a)(1)(A) of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act as requiring a showing of actual damages.

FTC Amends Safeguards Rule; Nonbank Financial Institutions Must Report Data Breaches to the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced approval of an amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Safeguards Rule to require nonbank financial institutions to report to the FTC the unauthorized acquisition of unencrypted customer information involving at least 500 consumers (a “notification event”).

8th Cir. Rejects Conversion Claims by Decedent’s Estate Against Bank for Lack of Standing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of several conversion claims brought by the estate of a deceased account holder against a bank, holding that one of the conversion claims was time-barred, and that the estate did not have standing to pursue the remaining conversion claims as the alleged injury was not fairly traceable to the bank.