• 09.28.17

    California Bill Would Ban Arbitration in Fraudulent Bank Contracts

    In the wake of a scandal involving a national bank that allegedly opened millions of accounts without the consent of consumers, the California legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit the application of mandatory arbitration clauses to bank accounts that were created fraudulently.

  • 09.28.17

    Bank Pays $1.5M for Ancillary Products Issues

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has levied a $1.5 million civil money penalty against a Missouri-based bank for alleged violations of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

  • 06.08.17

    California Court Upholds CFPB’s Constitutionality, Request for CID

    Taking the opposite approach from recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a California federal court upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while also ordering the defendant to comply with a civil investigative demand issued by the ...

  • 05.25.17

    Curry Defends OCC's Fintech Charter, New York's DFS Sues

    Stepping down as the leader of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Thomas J. Curry highlighted the efforts of the agency to encourage financial innovation, particularly the agency's decision to grant fintech charters, as another lawsuit was filed challenging those charters.

  • 03.30.17

    Industry Groups Respond on Consumer Access to Financial Records

    Financial industry groups responded to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) request for information on consumer access to their financial records.

  • 03.16.17

    Borrower Wins Key Victory in Madden v. Midland

    A federal judge has ruled that New York law—not Delaware law as the parties agreed in the initial loan agreement—applies to the defaulted borrower's claims and has certified a class action against the debt collector.

  • 01.19.17

    The Last of Obama-Era CFPB Enforcement?

    Making the most of its enforcement powers before the new administration takes over, and likely concerned that its days as a stand-alone bureau may be coming to an end, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against entities ranging from Virginia pawnbrokers to national lender ...

  • 05.09.16

    No More Mandatory Arbitration for Consumer Financial Products?

    To no one's surprise, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed rules on May 5, 2016 that will effectively, if promulgated as expected, eliminate most pre-dispute arbitrations arising out of the sale of consumer financial products.

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