We recently reported that on July 18 the CFPB, upon remand from the Fifth Circuit, re-filed its notice of supplemental authority in support of its motion to dismiss or transfer the case, motion to dissolve the preliminary injunction, and brief in support of its motion. (The filings were previously stricken due to the district court’s lack of jurisdiction.).… Continue Reading

On July 18, 2024, in the lawsuit challenging the CFPB’s credit card late fee rule (Rule), the CFPB refiled its notice of supplemental authority in support of its motion to dismiss or transfer the case, motion to dissolve the preliminary injunction, and brief in support its motion. The filings were previously stricken due to the district court’s lack of jurisdiction.… Continue Reading

On July 11, 2024, the CFPB filed Respondent’s Motion for the Immediate Issuance of the Mandate. In the motion, the CFPB states that they do not plan to seek a rehearing before the same Fifth Circuit or En Banc and requests the Fifth Circuit to issue its mandate forthwith to allow the District Court to entertain further proceedings in the case.… Continue Reading

On July 8, 2024, in the lawsuit challenging the CFPB’s credit card late fee rule (Rule), the CFPB filed a notice of supplemental authority in support of their motion to dismiss or transfer the case, a motion to dissolve the preliminary injunction, and a brief to support their motion.

On July 10, 2024, without addressing the merits of the CFPB’s motions, Judge Pittman issued an order to the Clerk to “STRIKE and UNFILE” the above mentioned filings from the docket due to the district court’s lack of jurisdiction until after the Fifth Circuit issues its mandate.… Continue Reading

On June 26, 2024, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) released its annual Fair Lending Report (the “Report”) for the calendar year 2023. The reporting period ran through December 31, 2023, so any subsequent fair lending developments are not included.

The first section of the Report covers the CFPB’s fair lending enforcement and supervision activities in 2023.… Continue Reading

In the same 2023 bill (House Bill 23-1229) that included Colorado’s DIDMCA opt-out**, Colorado adopted a statute excepting certain “general-purpose credit cards”, as defined, from the state’s limitations on finance charges and fees applicable to consumer transactions, effective July 1, 2024. However, ambiguities in the definition of “general-purpose credit card” have perplexed many in the industry.… Continue Reading

On June 19, 2024, the Fifth Circuit dissolved the district court’s order transferring the case challenging the CFPB’s credit card late fee rule.  In granting the writ of mandamus filed by the plaintiff trade associations challenging the rule, the three-judge panel rejected Judge Mark Pittman’s second order to transfer the case to D.C.… Continue Reading

If this blog post gives our readers a feeling of déjà vu, there’s a good reason—the latest developments in the lawsuit challenging the CFPB’s final credit card late fee rule (Rule) are a rerun of earlier developments in the case.  In response to an emergency petition for writ of mandamus and administrative stay of transfer filed by the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, the Fifth Circuit stayed the latest district court order transferring the case once again to D.D.C. … Continue Reading

In a replay of earlier events, in response to an emergency petition for writ of mandamus and administrative stay of transfer filed by the plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging the legality of the CFPB’s credit card late fee rule, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on May 29, stayed a District Court order that would have transferred the case to the District of Columbia.… Continue Reading

(As a refresher, if you forgot where things stood the last time you read one of our blogs related to the CFPB credit card late fee rule litigation, click here.)

On Friday May 24, in response to the CFPB’s motion requesting the Fifth Circuit to accelerate the issuance of its mandate from July 9, 2024 with respect to its earlier dismissal of the plaintiffs’ appeal, the Fifth Circuit ordered that the mandate be issued “forthwith.”… Continue Reading