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Amanda Narvaes

Amanda P. Narvaes, a Partner, joined Drew Cooper & Anding in 2011. Ms. Narvaes is a civil litigator in the areas of complex commercial litigation, lender liability, copyright litigation, and consumer protection. She graduated cum laude from Carleton College with a bachelor’s degree in history. She earned her law degree at WMU-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating magna cum laude, and received Cooley’s Distinguished Student Award. Ms. Narvaes represents clients before Michigan trial courts across the state and in the Michigan Court of Appeals, and before the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Narvaes has been a guest speaker in Ron Foster’s “Litigation for Paralegals” class. Ms. Narvaes discusses differences between Federal civil discovery rules and Michigan civil discovery rules.

DCA Partners on Lender Liability: Good Faith Is Critical

Drew, Cooper & Anding partners John Anding and Ted Westbrook shared some of the insights they have gained from years of representing clients--both plaintiffs and defendants--in bank litigation in a recent article published in the ...

Mortgage Holders Cannot Sustain Class Action Against Bank Of America

After the recent economic collapse, a number of homeowners struggled to keep up with their mortgage payments. In response, the federal government established the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) to help homeowners and banks come ...

RadioShack Customers Allege Violations of Federal Law – Settlement of Class Action is Pending

Customers of RadioShack should be aware of Redman, et al. v. RadioShack Corporation, Case No. 11-C-6741, a class action lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In the lawsuit, ...

Circuits Split over Inherited IRAs in Bankruptcy Cases

Bankruptcy in the United States courts has always been a battle between competing interests. On one hand, bankruptcy exists for the benefit of creditors; the bankrupt party (the “debtor”) generally works with the court and ...

CFPB Releases Mortgage Complaint Data

On March 28, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) expanded its Consumer Complaint Database (CCD) to include complaints involving mortgages, student loans, bank services, and other types of loans. The expansion also features added ...

Fourth Circuit Extends FCA Statute of Limitations in Wartime

Under the False Claims Act (FCA), whistleblowers must file their qui tam claims within six years of the alleged violation (or within 10 years if the case is filed within 3 years of the whistleblowers ...

New Rules for Mortgage Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) was created in 2010 as part of a wave of legislation attempting to make the subprime mortgage crisis a one-time disaster. Driven by Senator Elizabeth Warren, the CFPB was ...

Department of Justice Intervenes in Whistleblower Suit Against Lance Armstrong

On February 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will intervene in a Qui Tam whistleblower suit filed against Lance Armstrong, his team manager and Tailwind Sports, LLC. The lawsuit was ...

“Honeygate” Sting Fines Michigan Company for Anti-Dumping Violations

A joint operation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agencies resulted in a $2 million fine levied on Onsted, Michigan based Groeb Farms. Officials alleged that the ...

Justice Delayed But Not Denied

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld Congress’ 2009 Amendment of the False Claims Act. Congress, enacting the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), lowered the standard of liability under the False Claims Act. ...