The Supreme Court, in a sharply-divided 5-4 ruling issued on April 24, ruled that nothing in the Federal Arbitration Act allows courts to compel class action arbitration even if the contract is ambiguous in that regard, and notwithstanding rules that direct courts to interpret such ambiguities most ...
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) will likely have a new commissioner in the coming months, with Affirm General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Manuel “Manny” Alvarez tapped to take the helm.
In the latest attack on administrative deference, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) opted for a frontal challenge to Chevron deference by introducing the Separation of Powers Restoration Act.
What’s new at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau)?
Making headlines in consumer finance news, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) Director Kathy Kraninger paid Congress another visit, while the CFPB published its latest Supervisory Highlights, a first-time homebuying servicemembers report and an advanced notice of proposed ...
In a key decision resolving a split among appeals courts, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled today, in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, that law firms that carry out nonjudicial foreclosures are not considered debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
It has been another eventful news cycle for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), as its new director, Kathy Kraninger, appeared before the House Financial Services Committee, facing tough questions about her leadership.
Just a limited set of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) claims allow for private rights of action, but the list might be growing larger.
Short-term lending remains in the news at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), with the CFPB proposing to rescind key ability-to-repay provisions of a much-debated payday lending rule and with the announcement of a $100,000 enforcement action settlement with a short-term ...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) has been busy under Director Kathy Kraninger, taking enforcement actions against an online lender, an online loan broker and a group of international payday lenders.