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The Alphabet Soup of Consumer Statutes

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 46 minutes
Recorded Date: October 26, 2017
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  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson
  • Heston, et al., v. Santander Consumer USA Inc.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • FCRA and Consumer Reports
  • Spokeo, Inv. v. Robins
  • Truth-in-Lending Act: Rescission of Residential Mortgage Loan (TILA)
  • TILA: Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • TCPA: Reyes v. Lincoln Automobile Financial Services
  • The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA)
  • Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KSPA)
Runtime: 46 minutes
Recorded: October 26, 2017


FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, RESPA, so many letters, so little time. This panel will discuss the litany of statutes designed to protect the consumer that all practitioners that work in the consumer space should be aware of.

This program was recorded on October 26, 2017.

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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Jennifer A. Donnelli

Bryan Cave LLP

Jennifer Donnelli has been involved in the prosecution and defense of complex contractual disputes between large companies, a number of which have involved allegations of fraud and misrepresentation. Ms. Donnelli also represents several national banks and a number of real estate investment entities in various litigation matters, including prosecution of commercial foreclosures, obtaining the court appointment and directing the work of real estate receivers, defense of residential and commercial wrongful foreclosure claims, and defense of statutory claims under the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and various state consumer protection acts. Ms. Donnelli is counsel to a national lender in a class action involving the Missouri Second Mortgage Loan Act.

Over the past several years, Ms. Donnelli has worked with clients to obtain dismissals of residential wrongful foreclosure claims and has obtained several summary judgment victories in judicial foreclosure actions, which have resulted in the favorable disposition of borrower claims against banks. Ms. Donnelli frequently argues before state courts and has trial experience in real estate litigation. She also counsels national banks on their residential foreclosure practices.

During law school, Ms. Donnelli served as literary editor on the Editorial Board of the UMKC Law Review and also served on the editorial staff of The Urban Lawyer.

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Michael Rapp

Stecklein & Rap Chartered

Michael is a licensed attorney in the state of Kansas and Missouri. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Wyandotte County Bar Association, as well as the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Since graduating law school, Michael has focused his practice exclusively on Consumer Law with a concentration on Fair Debt Collection Practices (FDCPA), Credit Reporting (FCRA) and Telephone Consumer Protection (TCPA).

Michael regularly gives talks around the Kansas City area to community groups on the topics of Debt and Credit and blogs about FDCPA stories of interest providing short, good-to-know tips for those interested in keeping their finger on the pulse of consumer protection law.

Michael Rapp graduated from UMKC School of Law, where he served as Research Administrator for Friedman on Leases and was awarded the Sanford B. Ladd Award for his exceptional achievement in Real Estate Law. Prior to attending law school, Michael served his country, was decorated, and honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.

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