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The Printer Strikes Back – Hunstein Moves To The West Coast and Gets Welcome Reception

Though the volume of Hunstein cases has slowed significantly, cases are continuing to be brought. Surprisingly, the newer cases these days have largely been in just a few states like Florida, New York and Illinois. 

New York Post-Judgment Interest Rate Amendment Enjoined

The District Court in Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union v. Marks has issued a preliminary injunction stopping the enforcement of New York’s recent amendment to its post-judgment interest rate.


Whitney White Selected to 2022 Texas Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers

SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE is delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row Whitney White, our new partner in our Dallas Office has been named as a Rising Star in Consumer Law by Super Lawyers.


District Court Rejects Attempt To Enjoin Nevada’s Medical Collection Law- S.B. 248.

Remember last July when Nevada’s new medical collection bill went into effect? Under that new law, S.B. 248, debt collectors are required to send a “60-day notice” to consumers, via registered or certified mail, telling consumers that no collections will take place during this “breather.” 


Halloween Horror - Hunstein Part II Issued With Same Result

Today, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a much anticipated decision. This decision was a result of the petition for rehearing that has been pending for months, as well as the Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion v. Ramirez. The short of it: the panel vacated the prior Hunstein decision, issued a substituted decision, but then reached the same result.


More Article III Standing Decisions On “Hunstein” Claims

Two recent district court decisions from Illinois and Kansas held plaintiffs’ Hunstein claims could not proceed in federal court because the claims, as alleged, failed to demonstrate an injury-in-fact sufficient for Article III jurisdiction. 

New York Sneaks In New Debt Collector Disclosure Requirement As Of November 7, 2021

New York’s new governor signed a new law, S737, that has a new requirement that debt collectors (and “principal creditors,” a term which is not defined) disclose, in the initial communication, that the consumer can request communications in an alternative format such as large print, braille or an audio compact disk. 

Washington, D.C. Debt Collection Law Takes Effect on September 23

Temporary legislation signed by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser takes effect on September 23, 2021, and makes significant changes to debt collection practices in the Capital. Key elements of the law include:


Nevada’s AG Says Medical Collectors Are Good-To-Go If Following Draft S.B. 248 Regulations

The Office of the Attorney General in Nevada has just offered their unofficial interpretation of the Financial Institutions Division’s (FID) recently-published clarifying regulations for S.B. 248- licensees that follow the rules (the draft regulations) for medical collections should not be subject to FID discipline.

Part Two Is Nevada’s New Medical Collection Law Constitutional? We May Now Find Out On July 27

As we updated earlier this week, Sessions, Israel & Shartle, LLC and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP filed a Lawsuit and Motion for an Emergency Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Preliminary Injunction on behalf of multiple parties in response to Nevada Senate Bill 248. 

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