Litigation and Court Decisions

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ordered rehearing en banc in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc.  Yesterday, the Eleventh Circuit issued a memorandum indicating that for purposes of the en banc rehearing, the Court wants counsel to focus their briefs on the question: “Does Mr. Hunstein

The trade groups challenging the payment provisions in the CFPB’s 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule) have filed their opening brief with the Fifth Circuit.  The trade groups filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit from the district court’s final judgment granting the CFPB’s summary judgment motion and staying the compliance date

On October 28, 2021, in a 2-1 split panel decision, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated its prior opinion in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc. (published at 994 F.3d 1341 (11th Cir. 2021)), and substituted a new opinion in its place.  The new opinion is published, meaning it has immediate

The CFPB, FTC, and the North Carolina Department of Justice filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit urging it to reverse a district court decision that found Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act made a consumer reporting agency immune from FCRA claims.

In Henderson v. The Source

The Fifth Circuit has entered an order staying the compliance date of the payment provisions in the CFPB’s 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule) until 286 days after the trade groups’ appeal is resolved.

The trade groups have appealed from the district court’s final judgment granting the CFPB’s summary judgment motion and

In two cases in which the plaintiffs alleged that the debt collector defendants violated the FDCPA by sharing information about their debts with third party vendors used to prepare collection letters, an Illinois federal district court rejected the plaintiffs’ attempts to have their cases remanded to state court based on a lack of Article III

A Pennsylvania federal district court recently held that Regulation J did not completely preempt state law claims related to a wire transfer, and thus did not fall under the “complete preemption” exception to the “well-pleaded complaint rule.”  Reg J deals with the collection of checks and other items by Federal Reserve Banks and fund transfers

The Texas federal district court has denied the motion of the two trade groups challenging the payment provisions in the CFPB’s 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule for an extension of its stay of the compliance date until 286 days after their appeal to the Fifth Circuit is resolved.  The trade groups have appealed

Despite having been a target for over a decade, bank overdraft practices still remain a focus of regulators and plaintiffs’ class action attorneys.  We discuss federal and state legislative, regulatory, and enforcement developments; theories currently used by plaintiffs’ attorneys to challenge overdraft practices, including retry payment claims; litigation involving alleged Regulation E violations; and the