• 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

    CFPB News: Final HMDA Rule, New Lawsuit and Taskforce, Director Grilled

    While the battle over the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Bureau continues with its daily work, releasing a final Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rule, filing a new lawsuit in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of ...

  • 10.16.19

    CFPB News: Self-Inflicted Wounds on Constitutionality and Other Developments

    Is the CFPB putting its own prior conduct at risk? Over the last few weeks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), Director Kathleen Kraninger herself declared the structure of the CFPB unconstitutional, placing the director in a position arguably adverse to her own ...

  • 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 (ED) 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).

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