Litigation and Court Decisions

The two trade groups challenging the payment provisions in the CFPB’s 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule have filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit from the Texas federal district court’s final judgment granting the CFPB’s summary judgment motion and staying the compliance date for the payment provisions until 286 days after August 31,

The CFPB has filed a lawsuit against Oakland, CA-based online lender LendUpLoans alleging that LendUp is in violation of a 2016 Consent Order that required the lender to pay over $3.5 million in consumer redress as well as civil penalties and to cease  misleading consumers with alleged false claims about the cost of loans and

More than eight months after the close of briefing, the Texas federal district court has finally ruled in the challenge by two industry trade groups to the CFPB’s Payments Rule.  The court’s award of summary judgment to the CFPB on the constitutional challenges to the Rule was predictable.  We are disappointed that the court failed

In June 2020, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Professor Kathleen Engel (collectively, the “Plaintiffs”) filed a lawsuit in the Massachusetts federal district court challenging the legality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law (the “Taskforce”).  The crux of the Complaint alleges that the

A federal district court in the Northern District of California has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Facebook alleging that Facebook allowed housing advertisers to target users based on protected characteristics under the Fair Housing Act, finding that the plaintiffs failed to allege any injury that would create Article III standing.

This decision is very similar

The CFPB and the two trade groups challenging the CFPB’s 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule) have filed responses with the Texas federal court  regarding a compliance date for the 2017 Rule’s payment provisions.

The responses reply to the briefs filed by the parties following the court’s issuance of an order requesting

A Utah federal district court recently ruled in two cases that the Petition Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides immunity to debt collectors from FDCPA claims.  The two cases are Holmes v. Crown Asset Management, LLC and Reyes v. N.A.R. Inc. and Olson Associates, P.CBoth decisions were issued by

A New York federal district court has dismissed for lack of Article III standing six class action cases alleging that debt collectors violated the FDCPA by sharing data about the plaintiffs’ debts with mailing vendors.  In making these claims, the plaintiffs relied on the Eleventh Circuit’s ruling in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services

The CFPB has filed a motion to lift the stay of the compliance date for the payment provisions in its 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule).

In May 2018, the Texas federal district court hearing the lawsuit filed by two trade groups challenging the 2017 Rule entered an order staying the lawsuit. 

A Maryland federal district court has dismissed a putative class action lawsuit filed against nine companies that manage apartment buildings in the Washington, D.C. area by a 55-year old prospective tenant who alleged the defendants engaged in unlawful “‘digital housing discrimination’” by routinely and intentionally excluding older people from receiving Facebook advertisements for their apartment