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Greg Cook Shares Litigation Update at Banking Law CLE Hosted by CLE Alabama

Greg Cook, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and chair of the Financial Services Litigation Practice, spoke at CLE Alabama’s Banking Law Update on February 7, 2020. During his presentation, Greg shared litigation updates regarding overdraft fee litigation and class actions. He discussed new problems involving fraudulent electronic transfers to and from banking institutions. He also reviewed recent lender liability decisions and covered mortgage issues including lien priority, tax redemption, and issues arising under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Greg also discussed new developments under bankruptcy laws that affect banking litigation.

Greg closed his presentation with a discussion on the large number of important issues related to statutory consumer protection laws affecting banks including: when and whether there is concrete injury or harm, new developments under the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act), FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) and FCA (False Claims Act). 

At Balch, Greg’s practice centers on financial services and commercial litigation, including class action and complex litigation. He served in many different positions within the ABA Litigation Section for nearly 20 years, has been a member of the leadership for the section for a decade, and has published two books for the ABA on class actions. He is the recent author of The Fifth Edition of The Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated (Thompson Reuters) and serves on the Alabama Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure. Greg was named a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.