• 12.04.19

    Disgorgement: One Less Arrow in the SEC’s Quiver?

    Can the Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in Kokesh v. SEC, which found that disgorgement is a penalty and not an equitable remedy for statute of limitations purposes, be logically expanded to spell the end of the SEC’s long-standing and widely accepted practice of seeking disgorgement from ...

  • 11.20.19

    Ninth Circuit Eases Path for FCRA Plaintiffs

    Addressing two issues of first impression in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, a panel ruled that a consumer suffers a concrete, Article III injury-in-fact when a third party obtains her credit report for a purpose not authorized by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  

  • 10.30.19

    Will the Supreme Court Decimate the CFPB? Latest Developments

    Even though the Supreme Court generally moves relatively slowly, the Court’s recent decision to grant certiorari in the Seila Law v. CFPB case is forcing courts and litigants to adjust quickly.

  • 10.30.19

    California DBO Offers Guidance on Cannabis Banking

    The Cannabis Banking Guidance from California’s Department of Business Oversight (DBO) offers California-chartered financial institutions serving cannabis-related businesses assurances that the DBO will not bring enforcement actions based solely on such relationships.

  • 10.30.19

    Executive Orders Limit Agency Guidance

    Two executive orders recently signed by President Donald Trump will now require that federal agencies publish all informal guidance and limit its use in enforcement actions.

  • 10.30.19

    California Goes Public With Banks

    One of the many bills enacted into law during the California Legislature’s end-of-session rush was Assembly Bill 857, which authorized the creation of “public banks” to support local economies and community development and address infrastructure and housing needs for ...

  • 10.16.19

    Bank (Finally) Gets Plaintiffs’ Claims Sent to Individual Arbitration

    A major national bank won a motion to dismiss in a multidistrict litigation challenging its overdraft fee practices, sending the individual plaintiffs’ disputes to arbitration pursuant to customer account or deposit agreements.

  • 09.25.19

    Déjà Vu: D.C. Court Dismisses Challenge to OCC’s Fintech Charter

    In the latest battle over the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC’s) plan to issue special purpose national bank (SPNB) charters, a D.C. federal judge has for a second time dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).

  • 09.25.19

    Eleventh Circuit Tosses Online Lender’s Forum Selection, Class Waiver Clauses

    Siding with six consumers who filed suit asserting violations of state usury laws against online lenders, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, holding that the enforcement of forum selection ...

  • 09.25.19

    Class Actions: Ninth Circuit Panel Allows Judge to Prohibit Precertification Settlement Negotiations

    Taking the cautious view of a district court’s judicial discretion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declined to grant a writ of mandamus seeking to overturn a case management order that prohibited precertification class settlement discussions.