The Pennsylvania Attorney General recently entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with Elevation Capital Partners, LLC, a buyer of private student loans, that prohibits Elevation from engaging in any collection efforts, directly or through servicers, related to loans made to Pennsylvania borrowers who attended schools operated by Education Corporation of America (ECA) (ECA Loans). 

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR) has issued Predatory Loan Prevention Act Frequently Asked Questions (PLPA).  The PLPA became effective on March 23, 2021, the day it was signed into law by Governor Pritzker.  The DFPR also issued a “Notice Regarding the Consumer Reporting Database and the Predatory Loan Prevention

The CFPB and the Arkansas Attorney General announced that they filed a proposed stipulated judgment and order settling their Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA) claims against Alder Holdings, LLC, a home-alarm company that extends closed-end credit to its customers by providing them the right to defer payment

The CFPB and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) recently settled a lawsuit they filed jointly in a South Carolina federal district court in October 2019 against Performance Arbitrage Company, Inc. and Life Funding Options, Inc., and their individual owner that alleged the defendants violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act and the South

The New Jersey Attorney General recently filed a lawsuit in New Jersey state court against Yellowstone Capital LLC, its parent Fundry.US LLC, and various Yellowstone subsidiaries and affiliates alleging that the defendants violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) and the New Jersey Regulations Governing General Advertising (Advertising Regulations) in connection with marketing and

PLI’s 25th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute will take place on December 7-8, 2020 by live webcast.

The Institute is considered the country’s premier consumer financial services CLE program and this year’s Institute will once again explore in detail important developments in consumer financial services regulation and litigation.  I am again co-chairing the event, as

We have recently focused on the DFPI’s expanded authorities under California Consumer Protection Law, the Debt Collection Licensing Act, and the Student Borrower Bill of Rights. In addition to these blockbuster bills, this legislative session included a short bill impacting the DFPI’s enforcement authority under the California Financing Law (“CFL”), which has

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced on September 16 that it has filed a Statement of Charges against debt collector Forster & Garbus LLP (Forster) for alleged violations of the state’s Debt Collection Regulation, Part 1 of Title 23 of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations, promulgated in 2015.  The alleged

On September 3, 2020, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced that it has launched a formal investigation into whether Wheels Financial Group, LLC d/b/a LoanMart, formerly one of California’s largest state-licensed auto title lenders, “is evading California’s newly-enacted interest rate caps through its recent partnership with an out-of-state bank.”  Coupled with the California

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled last week in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Navient Corp. that the PA Attorney General could bring a parallel enforcement action against Navient, a servicer of federal student loans, under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) even though the CFPB had previously filed a lawsuit against