Regulatory and Enforcement

The CFPB has filed a cross-motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit filed by the California Reinvestment Coalition, the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, and two individual small business owners seeking a declaration that the CFPB’s failure to issue regulations implementing Section 1071 violates the Administrative Procedure Act and an order directing the

The Commissioner of the Financial Institutions Division (FID) of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry and the Nevada Attorney General have filed opposition to the preliminary injunction motion filed by three trade groups in their lawsuit challenging an amendment to Nevada law that allows an applicant for credit with no credit history to request

In this podcast, we discuss the key aspects of the recently-proposed regulations to implement the CCPA, identify issues clarified by the proposal or left unresolved, compliance challenges raised by CCPA requirements for financial incentives and consumer requests received by large businesses, next steps (including the likely timeline for final regulations and enforcement), and activity in

On November 7, 2019, the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School hosted an event with Brian Johnson, the CFPB’s Deputy Director, to discuss the agency, its rulemaking process, innovation programs, and goals for the near future.

Deputy Director Johnson began the discussion by acknowledging that the CFPB’s scope of authority is not well-defined given

The Commissioner of the Financial Institutions Division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry and the Nevada Attorney General have filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed last month in Nevada federal court by three trade groups challenging an amendment to Nevada law that allows an applicant for credit with no credit history

According to an NPR report published last week, a group of lawmakers consisting of three Democratic Senators, one Democratic House member, and one Republican House member is expected to introduce House and Senate versions of the “Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act,” a bill that would effectively establish a 36% rate cap for consumer loans. 

Many readers of our blog, Consumer Finance Monitor, have also been receiving emailed legal alerts from Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group about private litigation developments and decisions involving issues relevant to consumer finance.  In an effort to keep our clients even better informed, we have expanded Consumer Finance Monitor’s coverage beginning this week

On October 29, 2019, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to explore the issue of lending and housing discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ community. A recording of the hearing is available here.

Six witnesses offered testimony and responded to questions posed by subcommittee members:

  • Harper Jean Tobin,

The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA), the world’s largest trade association whose members include consumer reporting agencies operating in the United States and throughout the world, has filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey Attorney General seeking an injunction to block enforcement of revisions to New Jersey law that require nationwide consumer reporting agencies (NCRAs)

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Seila Law case to decide if the CFPB’s structure violates the U.S. Constitution because the President cannot remove the Director at will.  In this podcast, Professor Kent Barnett, University of Georgia School of Law, joins us for a discussion of the current appellate opinions on this