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July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Hudson Cook Team Updates ‘CARLAW F&I Desk Book’

Authored by attorneys Thomas B. Hudson, Michael Benoit, Ralph Rohner and the attorneys of Hudson Cook LLP, 'CARLAW F&I Legal Desk Book (7th edition) – The Answer Book for Finance and Insurance Professionals,' presents a law-by-law, regulation-by-regulation guide through the legal maze that dealers face every day.

Tags: auto finance, CARLAW, compliance, Hudson Cook LLP, Michael Benoit, Regulations, rules, Tom Hudson

February 16, 2017 - Industry News

Tom Hudson Releases Book on Fed Government’s War on Dealers

In his new book, the attorney traces actions over the last five years by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. It addresses the government's war on several fronts, from advertising and discrimination to disclosure requirements and other everyday compliance issues.

Tags: compliance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, dealer participation, F&I manager, Federal Trade Commission, Hudson Cook LLP, Tom Hudson

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Tom Hudson Joins Dealer Summit Roster

Prominent consumer finance attorney Thomas B. Hudson will be at Dealer Summit this May to discuss how regulators have changed the business model for special finance and buy-here, pay-here operations.

Tags: auto finance, buy-here, CFPB, FTC, pay-here, special finance, Subprime Financing, Tom Hudson

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Hudson Cook Adds Partner to D.C. Office

Hudson Cook has announced the addition of Rebecca E. Kuehn as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.

Tags: compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Hiring, Hudson Cook LLP, Tom Hudson

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

Members of Congress Call on CFPB to Eliminate Arbitration Agreements

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is leading an effort by more than 50 members of Congress to spur the CFPB into eliminating the use of forced arbitration clauses in consumer financial service contracts.

More than 50 members of Congress have signed a letter urging the CFPB to issue new rules to eliminate the use of forced arbitration clauses in consumer financial service contracts.

Tags: Arbitration, arbitration agreements, CFPB, Congress, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Tom Hudson

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Hudson Cook Adds Partner to N.Y. Office

Hudson Cook LLP has added Trisha Cacciola as a partner in its Long Island, N.Y. office.

Tags: Hiring, Hudson Cook LLP, Tom Hudson

September 3, 2014 - Industry News

Hudson Cook to Form New Group to Address Growing Scrutiny of Debt Collection

The firm has added Gary Becker and Barbara Sinsley, who will work with current Hudson Cook attorneys in creating a new practice group to focus on lender oversight and regulatory compliance for third-party debt collectors, debt buyers, collections law firms, and creditors collecting their own debts.

Tags: Hudson Cook LLP, Tom Hudson

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

Former CFPB Executive Joins Hudson Cook LLP

The former CFPB executive once described as a ‘valuable conduit between the CFPB and the industry’ has joined Hudson Cook LLP as a partner in the firm’s Portland, Maine, office.

Tags: American Financial Services Association, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FEDERAL REGULATION, Hudson Cook LLP, Michael Benoit, Richard Hackett, Tom Hudson

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

CFPB Releases Preliminary Arbitration Research

On Wednesday, the CFPB released preliminary research on the use of arbitration clauses in connection with consumer financial products and services. While auto was excluded from the review, the report’s findings make similar provisions used in auto transactions look ‘consumer-friendly by comparison,’ says legal insider.

Tags: arbitration agreements, Brittany-Marie Swanson, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dodd-Frank Act, Tom Hudson

August 13, 2013 - Industry News

Hudson Cook Adds Jeffrey Levine as Partner

From the firm’s New York office, Jeffrey Levine will focus on helping financial institutions, sales finance companies, motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers establish and maintain automobile financing and leasing programs.

Tags: employment, Hudson Cook LLP, Tom Hudson

March 12, 2013 - Industry News

CFPB Investigating Ally Financial

Ally Financial revealed in a March filing with the SEC that it is one of the banking institutions being investigated by the CFPB.

Tags: Ally Financial, Brittany-Marie Swanson, CFPB, discrimination, disparate, SEC filing, Tom Hudson

February 28, 2013 - Industry News

Banks, Legal Insiders React to CFPB's Discrimination Claims

Experts weigh in on recent reports that the CFPB issued warnings to banks over practices related to auto retail installment sales transactions. If reports are correct, experts believe the CFPB may be stretching the definition of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act too far.

Tags: Brittany-Marie Swanson, CFPB, discrimination, disparate, Tom Hudson

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Hudson Cook Adds Eight Attorneys, Opens Three New Offices

Top New England and Tennessee financial services groups join the compliance law firm.

Tags: compliance, Hudson Cook LLP, Tom Hudson

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