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Jason Tompkins and Chase Espy Spoke on Landmark Supreme Court Decision to Birmingham Bar and South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Associations

Jason Tompkins, partner, and Chase Espy, attorney, both in the firm’s Birmingham office and members of the Litigation Practice, addressed the Birmingham Bar Association’s Bankruptcy/Commercial Law Section on August 18, 2017, regarding the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Midland Funding v. Johnson. On August 24, 2017, Jason presented at a South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association meeting regarding Midland Funding and other key bankruptcy decisions.
Jason and Chase recently created a circuit split that culminated in a victory for Midland Funding before the U.S. Supreme Court in Midland Funding v. Johnson, a case regarding application of the FDCPA to bankruptcy claims. The decision resolved a potential conflict between the FDCPA and the Bankruptcy Code, and could affect other FDCPA cases outside the realm of bankruptcy law.