On April 13, 2020, The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (“WI DFI”) released a guide titled “Emergency Guidance on Prohibited Debt Collection Practices,” along with a cautionary, interpretive letter issued from the WI DFI to a debt collector meant to serve as an example of impermissible practices. The perceived intent of the guide is to encourage debt collectors to act reasonably during the current pandemic, and also to warn of the debt collection practices that are prohibited by the Wisconsin Consumer Act. Read more
The CARES Act and Changes to the Bankruptcy Code
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. The CARES Act is aimed at providing relief to small businesses and consumers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act contains several provisions that are related to bankruptcy and will be discussed below. Read more
Debt Collection Law Firms Essential?
By: Keith D. Weiner, Owner/Attorney Keith D. Weiner and Associates
Yes we are. I am sure some may like to debate the point and I would welcome that opportunity. Other than needing food, water and shelter, nothing is truly essential. So, for those who have doubts that we are essential keep an open mind and read on to find out why. Read more