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The Payday Rule And The CFPB's New Lenses
On February 6, 2019, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) released a proposal to rescind the payday rule's requirements that lenders conduct a comprehensive
United States
14 Feb 2019
TCPA Update – Predictive Dialer Held Not To Be An ATDs
The issue of whether a predictive dialer constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system ("ATDS") under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") has been a critical litigation...
United States
2 Aug 2018
"California Poised To Enact Broad-Reaching Consumer Privacy Legislation"
With a vote on AB-375 (the "Privacy Bill") in the California Legislature set for June 28, 2018...
United States
5 Jul 2018
"Future Of Small Dollar Lending"
The regulatory stars are aligning for banks and non-banks to expand their offerings of short-term, small dollar credit.
United States
18 Jun 2018
Stephen Newman Featured In "CA High Court: Schools Should Protect Students, UCLA Stabbing Case Will Move Forward"
Stephen Newman, a partner in Stroock's Financial Services, Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement Group, was a featured guest on an AirTalk radio program that discussed...
United States
23 Apr 2018
2018 Annual Overview Of California's Unfair Competition Law And Consumers Legal Remedies Act
In California, class action lawyers wield two powerful tools: the Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).
United States
10 Apr 2018
DC Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Opinion Addressing Challenges To FCC's 2015 TCPA Ruling
Nearly seventeen months after oral argument in October 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its unanimous opinion today on the consolidated appeals of the FC...
United States
19 Mar 2018
"Opportunities To Reframe CFPB Enforcement"
The past two weeks have seen major developments in court and at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concerning the Bureau's enforcement activities, all closely related to changes in the political winds.
United States
5 Feb 2018
Strategies For Fundamental CFPB Changes
The CFPB announced on January 17, 2018 that it will conduct a review of its enforcement, supervision, rulemaking, market monitoring and education activities – i.e., every component of its regulatory functions.
United States
19 Jan 2018
Cordray Announces November Departure From CFPB
Richard Cordray today announced his departure from the position of Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the end of November 2017, well in advance of the natural expiration of his term in July 2018.
United States
16 Nov 2017
"Senate Votes To Reject CFPB Arbitration Rule"
Tonight's vote was a significant rebuke to the agency, whose director Richard Cordray has been under fire for his aggressive approach to regulating the financial services industry.
United States
26 Oct 2017
Ninth Circuit Holds That Previously-Deceived Consumer Has Article III Standing To Seek Injunctive Relief
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a consumer who brings a false advertising claim may establish Article III standing based on allegations of her inability to rely on the advertising in the future.
United States
25 Oct 2017
CFPB Watch
Director Richard Cordray continues to keep watchers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau") guessing as to his departure from the agency.
United States
11 Sep 2017
Ninth Circuit Rules Plaintiff Has Article III Standing In Spokeo, Leaves More Questions Unanswered
On remand from the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit today addressed the issue of whether plaintiff adequately established standing for his claims asserting violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act...
United States
23 Aug 2017
Which Constitutional Question Will Decide PHH v. CFPB
The May 24, 2017, oral argument in PHH Corp. v. CFPB before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, sent strong signals that the Court is likely to decide this case...
United States
30 May 2017
CFPB & States Focus on Small Business Lending
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ("CFPB" or "Bureau") May 10, 2017 field hearing and issuance of a Request for Information ("RFI") regarding the small business lending market, particularly credit issues facing small businesses owned by women and minorities, have stirred worries about new regulatory burdens on this sector.
United States
13 May 2017
2017 Annual Overview Of California's Unfair Competition Law And Consumers Legal Remedies Act
Class action lawyers in California wield two powerful tools: the Unfair Competition Law, California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 - 17209; and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act...
United States
22 Mar 2017
CFPB In Long-Haul Battle
In the days following the elections, when commentators were abuzz with predictions of a quick demise for the CFPB, we were a lone voice in the wilderness warning that such predictions were premature...
United States
16 Feb 2017
Federal Reserve Board Announces Procedure For Banking Entities To Qualify For Extension To Conform Investments In "Illiquid Funds"
Importantly, to qualify for the extension announced by the Board, a banking entity must submit all required materials by no later than Saturday, January 21, 2017.
United States
23 Jan 2017
Election Implications For The CFPB
The election of a Republican President and Republican Congress raises many questions regarding the leadership and regulatory activism of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it.
United States
15 Nov 2016
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