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April 2019 Archives

Approaches when local zoning impedes commercial development

The Akron Beacon Journal published an article on April 18, 2019, about a zoning dispute in Granger Township, between Medina and Akron, Ohio, regarding a proposed big-box Menards home-improvement store on state Route 18. The company has a contract to purchase significant acreage on the site of a former farm, but in January township trustees nixed a requested zoning change after opposition from area residents.

What is the Role of Debt Management Companies in Debt Collection?

A debt management company is one option for consumers looking for resolution to being over their heads in debt. The business model is relatively simple: the company and the debtor enter into an agreement providing that the management company will negotiate on behalf of the consumer with his or her creditors, seeking to lower payments and interest rates.

Nonjudicial Foreclosure is Not Debt Collection Under the FDCPA

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on March 20, 2019 held unanimously that when a business initiates an In Rem only nonjudicial foreclosure on behalf of a mortgage lender, the provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), with the exception of S 1692f(6), do not apply because the business does not fall under the primary definition of a "debt collector." The decision was limited to the facts situation that the firm of McCarthy & Holthus LLP was only enforcing the Security Instrument and was not attempting to collect on the Note.

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