August 2021

Chad Echols Interviewed by South Carolina Public Radio about New Eviction Moratorium

On August 4th, 2021, Scott Morgan from South Carolina Public Radio interviewed Chad Echols as part of the radio station’s continuing coverage of evictions in the Palmetto State and COVID-19. The interview represents both sides of a difficult issue by providing the insights of both Chad Echols of The Echols Firm, LLC, a credit/collection industry attorney, and Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center, a consumer attorney. The article and interview give interesting and differing perspectives as we all continue trying to negotiate the economic realities of the pandemic.

https://www.southcarolinapublicradio.org/sc-news/2021-08-09/when-the-new-eviction-moratorium-ends-will-sc-landlords-turn-to-debt-collectors-to-get-unpaid-rents

Chad Echols Presents at the ACA 2021 Annual Convention & Expo

On July 29th, 2021 Chad Echols, along with Xerxes Martin of Malone Frost Martin, PLLC, presented to ACA members during the 2021 Annual Convention & Expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presentation, ‘How to Effectively Fight Back when Experiencing an Upward Trend in Consumer Litigation,’ focused on the steady rise of consumer litigation throughout the pandemic and how agencies should approach defense costs as a business decision. They discussed various scenarios and hot topics surrounding this trend and the right (and wrong) ways to efficiently resolve industry litigation.

ACA International: The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, is the comprehensive, knowledge-based resource for success in the credit and collection industry.

 http://www.acainternational.org/

Efforts to Overturn South Carolina’s Anti-Spoofing Provision Continue

The Echols Firm, LLC is currently representing Plaintiff United Resource Systems, Inc. (‘URS’) in its efforts to deem unconstitutional and permanently prevent enforcement of the Anti-Spoofing Statute (S.C. Code Ann. § 37-21-50 (2018)) contained in South Carolina’s Telephone Privacy Protection Act. In his August 3, 2021 Order, Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. denied the State’s motion to dismiss URS’s action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. URS is currently defending a Class Action case which alleges it violated the anti-spoofing statute and this ruling is a step in the right direction to a favorable final outcome.

Collection Agency Defeats MTD in Suit Against S.C. AG Seeking to Overturn Anti-Spoofing Statute

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