Monthly Archives: April 2018

It’s in the Footnote. The WVCCPA and Amendments

The 2015 amendments to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (‘WVCCPA”) are not retroactive, according to a federal court in West Virginia. In O’Dell v. USAA Federal Savvngs Bank aka USAA, the court rejected a bank’s argument that the WVCCPA statute in effect at the time of trial applies. The court determined the […]

Ruling on Disclosure in Debt Collection Letters

Earlier this month, a West Virginia federal court ruled a disclosure in a debt collection letter regarding potential tax implications for settling a debt did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) or the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (“WVCCPA”). In Garrettson v. Sentry Credit, Inc. et al., a debt collector […]


On February 27, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4296, which aims to reduce the operational capital requirements imposed on financial institutions. The bill passed with a vote of 245-169. As is typical with deregulatory legislation, only 19 Democrats supported the bill, while only three Republicans voted against it. Currently, most U.S. financial institutions […]