As recently reported, the Washington, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB) published a Bulletin in late April reminding those who service student education loans in the District of Columbia of their obligation to file an annual report. The DISB has now released the required forms for both the 2018 and 2019 filings.

Tomorrow, the American Law Institute’s members are scheduled to vote on the Tentative Draft of the Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts at ALI’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  In this podcast, Alan Kaplinsky, who leads our Consumer Financial Services Group, interviews Steven Weise, a member of ALI’s Council, about the criticism of the Restatement

Earlier today, I published a blog post explaining why I believe the American Law Institute’s members should not approve the Tentative Draft of the Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts (the “Restatement”) on which they will be voting at ALI’s annual meeting next Tuesday in Washington, D.C.  As I indicated in my blog post, the

Senator Bernie Sanders recently announced that he will be introducing a bill, the “Loan Shark Prevention Act,” that would amend the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1606) (TILA) to establish a “national consumer credit usury rate” that would limit the APR “applicable to any extension of credit” to the lesser of “15 percent

At the American Law Institute’s annual meeting next Tuesday in Washington, D.C., members will be voting on whether to approve a Tentative Draft of the Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts (the “Restatement”).  I had the privilege of participating as a panelist on May 6 in a panel discussion about the Restatement at the Thirteenth

In this podcast, Alan Kaplinsky, who leads our Consumer Financial Services Group, interviews Professor Adam Levitin of Georgetown University Law School about why businesses and consumer advocates are both opposed to the proposed Restatement, which would change the law in ways that will harm businesses and consumers.

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The Washington, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB) has published a Bulletin reminding those who service student education loans in the District of Columbia of their obligation to file an annual report.

Section 3014 of the DISB’s regulations, finalized August 10, 2018, requires that a licensee submit an annual report, on or

In this podcast, we discuss significant consumer arbitration developments since Congress’ Oct. 2017 override of the CFPB’s arbitration rule, including the prospects of proposed federal legislation, litigation developments, and how arbitration agreements can be revised to address risks created by those developments. We also review best practices for drafting consumer arbitration agreements and hear from

On April 26, the South Carolina Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (the “Act”) was signed into law and went into immediate effect. The Act seeks to “expand and supplement” the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”), and provides that an SCRA violation constitutes a violation under the Act. The Act expands servicemember protections in a few

The New York Department of Financial Services has announced the creation of a new “powerhouse” Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division. The Division has been created by consolidating the Enforcement and Financial Frauds Division and Consumer Protection Division and will place supervision, enforcement, and consumer education under the same roof. The Division consists