• 10.11.19

    Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup October 2019

    In a closely watched case that many hoped would bring some clarity—and sanity—to the subject of website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Supreme Court has instead chosen to punt.

  • 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.

  • 09.25.19

    CFPB News: Supervisory Highlights, New Network and Policies Push Innovation and Other Developments

    In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) news, the CFPB published its Summer 2019 supervisory highlights, and focused on auto loan originations, credit card account management, debt collection, credit furnishing and mortgage originations.

  • 08.28.19

    CFPB: Settlement Agreements, Call for Payday Lending Rule, New Ombudsman

    In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) news, the battle over its constitutionality continues in a New York federal court, the Bureau announced more enforcement activity, student lending remained a hot-button issue and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called for the CFPB to move forward ...

  • 08.14.19

    CFPB News: MOUs, Automated Underwriting, Settlements, Payday Rule Delay

    In another busy stretch for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), lawmakers reached out to the Bureau and the Department of Education (DOE) regarding protections for student borrowers, while the CFPB and the New York attorney general reached a $60 million deal with a group of ...

  • 08.13.19

    Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup August 2019

    In the decade since amendments to the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect, businesses across all industries have confronted constant legal challenges concerning workplace and retail premises access, as well as complaints about online accommodations for people whose vision and ...

  • 07.17.19

    CFPB News: New Rules, AG Overdraft Comments, OIG Report

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) turned its focus to rulemaking, with the Bureau issuing a final rule amending Regulation CC and extending the comment period on the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

  • 07.17.19

    Sunshine at FDIC: Application Procedures Manual Excerpts Released

    It’s out with the guesswork for those entities regulated or insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

  • 07.03.19

    Fair Lending: Lawmakers Concerned About Algorithms; CFPB Issues Report

    As a more centrist Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a modest annual fair lending report, Democratic lawmakers continue to press a far more aggressive fair lending agenda, as reflected by a letter sent by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) to the Federal ...

  • 07.03.19

    CFPB News: Kraninger Steers an Independent Path

    CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger continues to chart her own course. CFPB developments include its settlement with a student loan management company, a public hearing on “abusive acts or practices, ” and updated guidance on payday lending. Meanwhile, court developments (on ...