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July 25, 2019 - 10:49am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Tax Issues

Written by Ira Rheingold, Executive Director

A lot has been happening on our campaign to prevent consumer clients from being taxed on your attorney fees. As you know, we have been working on this issue for several years, and our effort has taken three separate, but coordinated...

April 19, 2019 - 8:50am | Filed under: Credit Reporting

Written by Ira Rheingold, Executive Director

In January 2019, the 9th Circuit, in Zabriskie v. Fannie Mae, wrongly decided, in a poorly reasoned 2–1...

March 25, 2019 - 4:02pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Public Citizen recently released an updated list of schools teaching consumer law, and the results are encouraging: over 100 schools in the country offer some form of a consumer law-focused class or clinic!...

March 25, 2019 - 9:06am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Dear NACA Community:

It has been a busy year at NACA. As part of our current strategic plan, our board has been focusing on making your experience as a member the best possible. We are pleased to report some of the improvements that we, after receiving extensive input from our members,...

February 26, 2019 - 10:24am | Filed under: Credit Reporting

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director.
Source: NACA letter to U.S. House Committee on Financial Services

The U.S...

November 26, 2018 - 11:32am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Dear NACA Community,

As the year draws to a close, we invite you to look back with us on some of NACA’s many successes during 2018 and ahead to exciting new plans and opportunities for our organization’s 25th anniversary year in 2019.

This past year, NACA has done much to...

August 29, 2018 - 4:24pm | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

Fintech Brings New Options and a Lingering Old Problem for Consumers

Financial technology companies are regularly rolling out new products and services made for our cell phones. Some online products or mobile...

July 20, 2018 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: bail reform

Guest Blog by Veryl Pow, Skadden Fellow with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

As a Skadden fellow at a major civil rights organization deploying a consumer law approach to bail reform in Maryland, I find myself occupying a precarious space in both civil rights and...

July 19, 2018 - 11:31am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

In July 2011, Richard Cordray­—formerly an Ohio Attorney General and Ohio state representative—...

June 8, 2018 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

Are Public “Requests for Information” Merely a Smokescreen to Feign Legitimacy of Mick Mulvaney’s Disruption of Consumer Agency?

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

This week, Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer...

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