M&S in the News

November 1, 2020
Columbus Bar Association Lawyers Quarterly Fall 2020

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program: Four Years In – Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Chad Blackham provides an overview of the challenges overcome (and still faced) by the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana program, and why we should be optimistic about its future.

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November 1, 2020
Columbus Bar Association Lawyers Quarterly Fall 2020

Marketing in the COVID Era: Are Your Calls and Texts Legally Compliant?

Law firms and other businesses have turned to more creative ways to reach clients and prospects in 2020. Erica Hollar shares what you need to know to make sure your marketing and advertising comply with the TCPA and other consumer protection laws.

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October 21, 2020
The Buckeye Institute

Ohio Lawmakers Need to Put More Debt Relief Options on the Table

Betty Montgomery adds insight on the impact of the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent clarification that debt settlement businesses are not engaged in the practice of law.

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October 6, 2020
ACA News

Supreme Court Outlook: What Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination Could Mean for the ARM Industry and the TCPA

Barrett, as a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, has issued industry-favorable decisions on the TCPA and FDCPA. Josh Stevens weighs in on the potential impact if her U.S. Supreme Court nomination is confirmed. (Note: This article is available for ACA International members only.)

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September 28, 2020
AccountsRecovery.net/Compliance Digest

Judge Dismisses Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed By Collection Agency Employees

Helen Mac Murray lends insight to a recent case in which an Illinois District Court judge dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit filed against a healthcare provider, medical debt collection agency, and a medical billing company.

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Upcoming Events

March 11, 2021 1:00 pm ET
M&S Thirsty (For Knowledge) Thursdays

A Cross-Country Journey: Emerging State Privacy Laws

Not to be outdone by California’s recent consumer privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, state legislatures from coast to coast are considering similar sweeping privacy reforms that will fundamentally change the regulatory landscape for U.S. businesses.  From New York to Washington, states are combining CCPA and GDPR principles to create their own unique privacy frameworks encompassing issues including enhanced consumer rights, detailed disclosure obligations, and intricate risk assessments.

Join M&S Partner Josh Stevens for a journey through the states as he reviews this emerging patchwork of privacy bills and provides insights for innovative businesses looking to get ahead of the compliance curve.

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