Tue.Oct 13, 2020

The perils of taking a rocket launcher to a water pistol fight

Collect More

I don’t like to have regrets in business- I think everything we do and everything we go through, good and bad, is a learning experience and life is way too short to live in the past. But there is something I did about 5 years ago that I still kick myself over. I was engaged to provide debt collection training to a major insurance brokerage here in Queensland. The session was a tremendous success and the feedback I received from all the attendees was great.

No Direction Home: What To Do With Clients Who Don’t Want a Lawyer

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

There are legal consumers out there who don’t want you, you know.

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How Safe Is an RV Road Trip?

Nerd Wallet

If you’re feeling cabin fever lately but still aren’t ready to jump on an airplane, you might be inclined to opt for an RV road trip this fall or winter. In a lot of ways, recreational vehicles mitigate a number of travel risks, like potentially sitting for hours in a metal tube near a sick.


FCA Participants Happy to Be Back in Live Event Saddle

Account Recovery

Last week, the Florida Collectors Association held its annual conference at a hotel in Sarasota. It was, as far as I can tell, the first live industry event since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in mid-March.

Underrated Reasons Why You Need a Frontier Airlines World Mastercard

Nerd Wallet

Most airlines have a co-branded credit card that gives perks to travelers such as discounts on airfare or other fees, easier access to elite status and more. Frontier Airlines is no exception.


Judge Grants MTD on State Collection Law While Also Commenting on Consent Revocation

Account Recovery

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Report Analyzes Impact of Debt Buying Law on Lawsuits in California

Account Recovery

The Best Cheap Renters Insurance for 2020

Nerd Wallet

Renters insurance is one of the most affordable types of insurance — it costs only about $172 a year, on average — and if you shop around, you might be able to pay even less. But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice customer service to find a good price: The best cheap renters insurance companies offer.


Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Alleged ‘Contradiction’ in Letter

Account Recovery

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 12

Burr Forman

In episode 12 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series, host Melissa Azallion talks about the I-9 inspection process and what businesses need to know should ICE come knocking. The podcast is hosted by Burr partner Melissa Azallion , from the firm’s Hilton Head office.


Daily Digest – October 13. FCA Participants Happy to Be Back in Live Event Saddle; Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Alleged ‘Contradiction’

Account Recovery

FCA PARTICIPANTS HAPPY TO BE BACK IN LIVE EVENT SADDLE Last week, the Florida Collectors Association held its annual conference at a hotel in Sarasota. It was, as far as I can tell, the first live industry event since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in mid-March.


Top 5 PCI Compliance Myths

Payment Savvy

Listening to the myths and legends of long ago creates a sense of wonder and awe. Indeed an excellent way to pass the time. When it comes to the welfare of your business, myths are not as whimsical. The outcomes of not knowing the facts can be severe.

Who is PDCflow? Meet Dawn Updike

PDC Flow

Employee professional development is an important – and valuable – part of running a business. At PDCflow, we take pride in growing our team and Marketing & Sales Manager Dawn Updike is proof that doing so is worth the investment.

Instead of Liability Waivers, Reduce the Spread of Covid-19

Public Citizen

by Jeff Sovern. My latest Bloomberg Law Insight piece. Excerpt: No doubt the same people who want to free businesses of accountability for sickening people would oppose the outlawing of Covid-19 liability waivers as an infringement on liberty. But practically no one reads contracts—not even  consumer law professors. And if consumers do read them, they probably can’t understand them.


Ask a Points Nerd: How Could Travel Change After the Pandemic?

Nerd Wallet

Mindfulness practice has helped keep me relatively sane throughout the pandemic so far, but no amount of living-in-the-moment can stop me from daydreaming about a time when we can travel freely again.


SBA Clarifies Rules Regarding PPP Loans and Changes of Ownership


In a recently issued procedural notice , the Small Business Association (“SBA”) addressed a lingering question of borrowers and lenders related to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) process: What procedures are required for changes of ownership of an entity that has received PPP funds? The notice, issued on October 2, describes when change of ownership is considered to have occurred and what impact such change has on a PPP borrower’s responsibilities under the program.

How to Properly Document Changes to a Lease Agreement

Rocket Lawyer

Lease Agreements are supposed to last until the end date given in the agreement, unless it is a month-to-month lease. This is to provide a clear beginning and end date to the term of the lease and to protect both the landlord and the tenant.

Steiger Consumer Law Fellowships that pays law students $6,000 for summer work now accepting applications

Public Citizen

Here's the announcement: In its seventeenth year, the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project offers paid summer clerkships for law students to work on consumer protection issues in the offices of State Attorneys General across the country. The Janet D.


What Is Ethical Investing and How Do You Do It?

Nerd Wallet

If you’d like to invest but are concerned about your investment dollars supporting industries you don’t agree with, ethical investing may be just what you’re looking for. Ethical investing is all about aligning your personal moral compass with your investment portfolio.


Structuring and Closing M&A Deals with PPP Loans: Some Good News

Burr Forman

The only certainty, so far in 2020, has been uncertainty. For dealmakers and their advisors this is not a helpful observation when they are attempting to close on transactions, often in spite of 2020’s vicissitudes. The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is one example of a potential hazard in the shape of a gift.

How to Optimize Chase Freedom Flex, Discover it Cash Back for Q4 2020

Nerd Wallet

Fall and winter are always the perfect seasons to stay home in a bathrobe, but this year, staying home is especially important amid the COVID-19 crisis. Thankfully, the 5% bonus categories offered by the Chase Freedom Flex?


Troutman Pepper Weekly Consumer Financial Services COVID-19 Newsletter

Troutman Sanders

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge.

Chase Freedom Flex vs. AmEx Blue Cash Cards: Flex Wins Out, Mostly

Nerd Wallet

If you’re looking for big cash back from a credit card, chances are you’re considering the Chase Freedom Flex? or one of the two “Blue Cash” cards from American Express. They’re all quality cash-back cards, so the question is, which to choose?