Blog Archive 2018

Post date: January 4, 2018 - 11:59am

From: Ayalon B. Eliach
To: NACA Members
Date: January 4, 2018
Subject: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This memorandum does not constitute tax advice. It is intended solely as an informational resource for NACA members to understand some of the issues that the NACA Tax...

Post date: February 12, 2018 - 12:21pm

A new year brings on new challenges, and there may be no greater challenge for consumer attorneys than the surprise we found in the tax law passed at the end of 2017. What we discovered was that new law all but eliminated...

Post date: April 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

This Congress continues to let its friends in the financial industry have their way at the expense of American consumers.

The ...

Post date: May 25, 2018 - 11:39am

Guest Blog by NACA Member Amy Hennen, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

As the Managing Attorney for Housing and Consumer Law at the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), I oversee all aspects of our consumer work, not the least of which is debt collection defense. In...

Post date: June 8, 2018 - 12:00am

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...

Post date: July 19, 2018 - 11:31am

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

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

Post date: August 29, 2018 - 4:24pm

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...

Post date: November 26, 2018 - 11:32am

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...

Post date: July 20, 2018 - 12:00am

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...