A&B Abstract: On May 12, 2022, the Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation (the “OCFR”) issued an Industry Advisory (the “Advisory”) “put[ting] [the] industry on notice” of the recent decision issued by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Ashly Alexander, et. al. v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. The Advisory directs lenders and […]
In a recent Financial Services & Products Advisory, Partners Nanci Weissgold and Anoush Garakani evaluate the CFPB’s recent “junk fees” initiative and its potential effect on mortgage servicing fee structures. The advisory can be accessed here.
A&B ABstract: On February 24, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law Assembly Bill 8771 (2022 N.Y. Laws 48), amending single point of contact requirements for certain delinquent borrowers. What changes does the measure require for servicer protocols? New York SPOC Requirements: As created effective January 2, 2022, Section 6-o of the New York Banking Law […]
A&B ABstract: Putative class action plaintiffs recently prevailed on appeal in a case involving mortgage servicing fees charged to Maryland borrowers. In doing so, the opinion opens the door for FDCPA liability for all mortgage servicing activity and other collection activity in Maryland, even if such activity is otherwise exempt from FDCPA liability. The Maryland […]
On September 25, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved Senate Bill 908 – enacting the Debt Collection Licensing Act (DCLA). The DCLA, which takes effect January 1, 2022, requires a person or entity engaging in the business of debt collection in California to be licensed and provides for regulatory oversight of debt collectors by the […]