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|District Court in Illinois Dismisses Case Based on Interest Waiver Theory|
Alexandra Kotelon; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
November 19, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013In Swafford, plaintiff incurred a debt on his credit card from Citibank. Collections were initiated by Unifund. Several collection notices were sent to plaintiff, and a suit was filed against him in Illinois state court. Plaintiff learned that the debt was accruing interest since it was charged...
|7th Circuit Holds that Collection Suits Were Filed in Proper Venue|
Andrew M. Schneiderman; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
November 19, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013In March 2012 defendant filed, and won, a collection suit in the Pike Township small claims court, located in Marion County. Plaintiff lived one county over from Marion County. Though plaintiff incurred the debt in Marion County, he did so in Lawrence Township not in Pike Township. Plaintiff...
|Local Counsel in Iowa Required to Function as "Co-counsel"|
Calon Russell; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
November 19, 2013, previously published on November 13, 2013Iowa Ethics Opinion 13-02 requires an Iowa lawyer who sponsors the pro hac vice admission of an out-of-state lawyer to avoid subservience to the out-of-state lawyer and to effectively act as co-counsel with the out-of-state lawyer.
|Rejecting Res Judicata Argument, Sixth Circuit Reverses Judgment for Debt Collector, But Finds that Debtor Lacks Standing|
Marka Belinfanti, Elizabeth K. Devine; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
November 19, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013Plaintiff sued debt collector, defendant DH Capital Management ("DHC"), alleging that DHC violated the FDCPA and Kentucky's usury laws by attempting to collect a debt to which it was not legally entitled.
|Washington Supreme Court Rejects Standing of Title Insurer to Sue Defense Counsel|
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP;
November 8, 2013, previously published on November 6, 2013A title insurer filed a legal malpractice action against the law firm it had hired to defend its insured from a claim of lien priority on real property by a construction company. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of law firm, and the insurer appealed. The Supreme Court of Washington...
|Former Clients Who Are Indigent May Be Excused From Paying Arbitration Fees|
Terrence P. McAvoy; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
October 31, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013Former clients, who had reluctantly settled the underlying action, filed an action against their former lawyers, alleging, inter alia, financial elder abuse, conversion and breach of fiduciary duty. After the attorneys were partially successful in compelling arbitration, the clients, who had been...