M&S in the News

June 8, 2020
AccountsRecovery.net/Compliance Digest

Debt Collection Bill in Massachusetts Moving Forward

Helen Mac Murray speaks to progressing legislation in Massachusetts that would shorten the statute of limitations by two years, halve the post-judgment interest rate, and exempt more individuals from having their assets garnished.

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May 26, 2020
AccountsRecovery.net/Compliance Digest

Efficacy of Creditor Declarations Lead to Different Rulings in Appeals Court FDCPA Case

Speaking to the challenges created by online contracts and agreements, Helen Mac Murray weighs in on a recent mixed 11th Circuit decision in this case against a debt collector sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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May 15, 2020
Columbus Bar Association/Columbus Business First

In the Rush to Adapt, Businesses Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to Compliance

Chris Wager shares important considerations for businesses’ evolving sales and marketing strategies as they move forward in the era of COVID-19.

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February 21, 2020
Columbus Bar Association Legal Connections

Think California’s New Privacy Law Doesn’t Apply to Your Business? Think Again.

Associate Adam Steele discusses the impact the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is having on Ohio’s businesses.

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January 21, 2020
ACA News

The California Consumer Privacy Act: What’s Next?

As the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect this month, Senior Attorney Josh Stevens shares his thoughts on growing privacy regulation at the federal and state level.

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Upcoming Events

October 22, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
PACE Compliance & Regulatory Webinar Series

PACE Compliance & Regulatory Webinar Series – Cannabis Laws Update

The TCPA has long been a favored tool of plaintiffs to target telemarketers in hopes of a massive payday.  And now, the TCPA is being used with increasing frequency to target cannabis companies. Since the beginning of 2020, an onslaught of TCPA cases have been launched against cannabis businesses, including a recent suit against massive nationwide operator Curaleaf. However, the risks of the TCPA are not limited to only large businesses, and dozens of smaller operators have found themselves on the receiving end of a TCPA lawsuit for seemingly innocuous activities such as texting customers. Learn more from Michele Shuster and Chad Blackham about TCPA protection in the marijuana industry and how to protect yourself against the potentially ruinous fines that TCPA suits can cause.

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