Partners Joy Harmon Sperling and Elliot Ostrove and associate Lisa Gonzalo discuss a recent ruling affecting the validation notices required by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in a March 11 article for Law360. In the article, "Collection Letters Must Clearly Convey Validation Notice," the authors outline the case, Caprio v. Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group LLC, in which the Third Circuit applied the "least sophisticated consumer" standard to find that "contradictory language in the collection letter could lead an unsophisticated consumer to be uncertain about his statutory right to dispute the debt." The authors write that clarity in debt collection notices is key, even beyond the technical requirements of the FDCPA, in order to ensure that consumers are not confused about their rights or actions required. All three authors are members of Day Pitney's Creditors' Rights and Real Estate Litigation group.
On January 11 and 12, Joy Harmon Sperling will be co-chairing the American Conference Institute’s 22nd National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement.
Al Marks, Christina Parlapiano and Jennifer Neuner wrote an article, "How NY Is Fighting Back Against 'Zombie' Properties," for Law360. The article is about the new legislation called The Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act that the state of New York recently enacted to ease neighborhood blight.
Alfred Marks, Christina Parlapiano and Jennifer Neuner wrote an article, "Servicers Face New Requirements on NY Vacant REOs," for Mortgage Daily. The article is about recent legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to combat 'zombie' properties.
On September 20, Christina A. Parlapiano spoke before the New Jersey Bankers Association, Residential/Loan Servicing Committee Meeting to provide an update to the members on the Consumer Financial Protection Board's New Mortgage Services Rules. Attendees included individuals from numerous banks in New Jersey.
Joy Harmon Sperling wrote an article, "How to Navigate New Jersey's Foreclosure Crisis," for Mortgage Daily.
Joy Harmon Sperling was featured in an article, "Rainmaker Q&A: Day Pitney's Joy Harmon Sperling," in Law360.
Stamford, Conn., August 24, 2015 - Day Pitney is pleased to announce that 68 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers ranks lawyers through peer-review surveys, and has been published annually since 1983.