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John L. Ropiequet elected as fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

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John Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Of Counsel attorney John L. Ropiequet has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. The College promotes public understanding of consumer financial services law through education and advances the quality of consumer financial services law and recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the field of consumer financial services. Membership in the College is limited to those lawyers whose principal practice is in the field of consumer financial services law, who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer financial services law, and who have made repeated and substantial contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in consumer financial services law through teaching, lecturing and published writings. Membership is by invitation only.

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John L. Ropiequet writes article for the Non-Prime Times on fair lending

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John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet has published an article in the Non-Prime Times entitled “What’s in Store on Fair Lending from the CFPB?” The article discusses the reported interest of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection in certain auto finance practices where auto dealers mark up the rate of the finance charge in order to share in the finance profit with the auto finance companies who purchase retail installment contracts from them.

 

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John L. Ropiequet published in ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney John L. Ropiequet

John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet has written an article in the American Bar Association Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, titled “Assessing the Impact of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes on Fair Lending Litigation.” The article focuses on what has occurred in fair lending following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Marl Stores, Inc. v. Dukes decided last summer.

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John L. Ropiequet elected as VP-Meetings of the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney John L. Ropiequet

John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet has been elected to a three-year term as Vice President–Meetings of the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law. The Conference was founded in 1927 and promotes the sound development of consumer finance law through publishing a Quarterly Report for the past 66 years, which covers issues and developments in consumer finance law, and by sponsoring educational programs in conjunction with the American Bar Association and others. John has been a member of its Governing Committee since 2003.

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John L. Ropiequet quoted in Law360 article on FTC Advisory Opinion

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John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet was quoted in a Law360 article, titled “Consumer Can Recover On All Bad Credit Deals, FTC says,” which discusses the Federal Trade Commission’s clarification of consumers’ rights under the FTC’s Holder In Due Course rule (http://ftc.gov/opa/2012/05/holderrule.shtm). Mr. Ropiequet states that the FTC is standing up for consumers against a lot of court precedent.

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John L. Ropiequet and Christopher S. Navaja publish article in ABA’s The Business Lawyer on claims in the air lending arena

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John L. Ropiequet

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Christopher S. Naveja

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners John L. Ropiequet and Christopher S. Naveja have published an article entitled “Fair Lending Developments: Testing the Limits of Statistical Evidence” in the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s law review, The Business Lawyer. The article covers federal enforcement efforts and private class actions, which assert claims in the fair lending arena during the past year under the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act as part of the Annual Survey on Consumer Finance Law. Mr. Ropiequet is co-editor of the Annual Survey, which covers all significant developments in consumer finance law on a national basis, and also co-authored the Introduction to the Survey.

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John L. Ropiequet speaks at Ninth Annual Housing and Auto Finance Workshop

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John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet delivered two presentations to the 2012 Housing and Auto Finance Workshop on May 8 in Baltimore, Maryland. The first presentation, titled “Hot Topics in Fair Lending: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, Government Enforcement Actions and Other Landmines,” discussed the impact of the Supreme Court’s landmark class action ruling last summer on fair lending class actions. The second presentation, “Navigating Ethical Quandaries in the Social Media Age: How Do The Rules Impact a Lawyer’s Favorite Social Media Activities?”, explored how the Rules of Professional Conduct may limit what lawyers can do with the opportunities presented to them by social media and other internet-based forms of communication.

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John L. Ropiequet and Katelyn Letizia publish article in the Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report

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Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Katelyn Letizia

Katelyn Letizia

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet and Chicago Associate Katelyn Letizia have published an article entitled “Current Issues Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act in ATM Litigation” in the Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report.  The article outlines recent class action litigation against owners of automated teller machines who have run afoul of the EFTA’s fee notice posting requirements or other EFTA requirements for ATMs, and the available defenses to such cases.  This includes discussion of a class action case where the firm won a dismissal of the case for the ATM owner through an offer of judgment.

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ABA’s Consumer Financial Report Services Newsletter features two articles by John L. Ropiequet

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John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet was a contributor of two articles in the Winter 2011 issue of the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Financial Services Newsletter. Mr. Ropiequet’s first article, discusses the Section’s partnership with Junior Achievement in which Business Law Section members are encouraged to volunteer with their local Junior Achievement chapters to provide financial literacy education in schools in their own communities. The second article reviews the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s website for consumers, Safeborrowing.com, which provides vital financial literacy information for consumers about a number of types of credit products.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE advises EQT Infrastructure Fund on acquisition of Fortum Termest

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE assisted EQT Infrastructure Fund, part of a leading private equity group in Northern Europe, in the purchase of shares in Fortum Termest AS’s parent company Fortum Alpha B.V. As a result of the transaction, EQT Infrastructure Fund also acquired a 100 per cent indirect holding in Fortum Termest AS. The total value of the transaction was about EUR 200 million.

Fortum Termest AS provides district heating services in several regions in Estonia, offers tailored energy solutions to industrial and service sector clients, and supplies both companies and individuals with natural gas.

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