• 01.18.18

    CFPB News: Existential Questions, Payday Lending Reexamined

    It’s a huge week for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as it announces a “call for evidence” on how well it is performing its “proper and appropriate” functions, and the bureau announces that it will reconsider a tough payday lending rule that was ...

  • 01.18.18

    FSOC Cautions Industry About Cybersecurity Risks

    Cybersecurity threats are the biggest challenge facing the financial services industry, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) declared in its annual report, calling on federal regulators to ensure that banks are taking appropriate steps to protect their businesses.

  • 01.18.18

    Mortgage Servicer Reaches $45M Deal With AGs

    In a settlement involving the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia, a national mortgage servicer agreed to pay roughly $45 million for allegedly violating state and federal laws on foreclosures, loan modifications and servicing, including more than $31 million in payments to ...

  • 01.18.18

    AG Kills the Buzz for Marijuana Businesses

    Banks face even greater risks and are likely to back away from marijuana-related businesses after the U.S. Attorney General changed the federal government’s stance on legalized pot.

  • 01.18.18

    Hensarling Staffer Headed to CFPB

    Continuing the changing of the guard at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the former staff director of the House Financial Services Committee will step into the role of the bureau’s chief of staff.

  • 01.18.18

    Negative Review Charge Costs Hotel State Action

    The Indiana attorney general has filed suit against a hotel that charged a married couple $350 after they shared a negative review of their experience.

  • 01.18.18

    DOJ Drops Plans for ADA Guidance

    It’s official: After years of waiting, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will not provide online retailers with guidance on the boundaries of website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • 01.18.18

    Retailer Buys $6M Deal Over Outlet Pricing

    In the latest deceptive pricing class action resolution, Ann Taylor has agreed to pay more than $6 million to settle a challenge to the sales tags at its outlet stores.

  • 01.18.18

    FTC Wins Default Judgment Against Prize Scam Defendants

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) put an end to a phony prize scam with a default judgment entered by a California federal court judge in a case that was part of an international law enforcement initiative against mass-mail fraud.  

  • 01.18.18

    Ninth Circuit: California Surcharge Law Unconstitutional

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, following decisions from three other circuit courts and the Supreme Court, ruled that California’s statute banning surcharges on credit card purchases is unconstitutional.