The CFPB and All American Check Cashing have agreed to a settlement in the CFPB’s enforcement action filed against All American in 2016 for alleged violations of the CFPA’s UDAAP prohibition in connection with check cashing services and small dollar loans offered by All American.  The settlement comes less than a month after a Fifth Circuit panel ruled in Community Financial Services Association v.Continue Reading

The magistrate judge assigned to hold a settlement conference in All American Check Cashing has issued an order stating that the matter did not settle at the settlement conference conducted on September 7.  The order also states that the court will notice a telephonic conference to continue settlement discussions.

The case was remanded to the district court by the en banc Fifth Circuit, which ruled that the CFPB’s enforcement action against All American Check Cashing could proceed despite the unconstitutionality of the CFPB’s single-director-removable-only-for-cause-structure at the time the enforcement action was filed. … Continue Reading

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month in Collins v. Yellin (previously captioned Collins v. Mnuchin), controversy quickly erupted over the decision’s implications for the CFPB in three pending cases: All American Check Cashing and the two cases involving the CFPB’s 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule).… Continue Reading

Last week, the CFPB filed its supplemental brief with the Ninth Circuit in Seila Law and its supplemental en banc brief with the Fifth Circuit in All American Check Cashing.  The CFPB argues in both briefs that ratification of its actions by both former Acting Director Mulvaney and Director Kraninger cured any initial constitutional deficiency.… Continue Reading

In March 2020, the Fifth Circuit, on its own motion, entered an order vacating the panel’s ruling in All American Check Cashing that the CFPB’s structure was constitutional and granting rehearing en banc.  On June 30, the Fifth Circuit tentatively calendared the case for en banc oral argument during the week of September 21, 2020 and ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs. … Continue Reading

With the U.S. Supreme Court having ruled in Seila Law that the CFPB’s leadership structure is unconstitutional, two circuit court cases involving the same constitutional challenge that were “on hold” pending the Supreme Court’s decision will now be moving forward.  The two cases are RD Legal Funding pending in the Second Circuit and All American Check Cashing pending in the Fifth Circuit.… Continue Reading

This past Friday, March 20, the Fifth Circuit entered an order granting rehearing en banc in All American Check Cashing.  The Fifth Circuit also vacated the 2-1 panel decision issued on March 3 (the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Seila Law) that ruled that the CFPB’s structure is constitutional.… Continue Reading

Although the CFPB now agrees that its structure is unconstitutional, it has filed a brief opposing the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari Before Judgment filed by All American Check Cashing with the U.S. Supreme Court.  All American’s interlocutory appeal from the district court’s ruling upholding the CFPB’s constitutionality is still pending before the Fifth Circuit (and a second oral argument is scheduled for December 4). … Continue Reading

With the Fifth Circuit having already heard oral argument in March 2019 in All American Check Cashing’s interlocutory appeal from the district court’s ruling upholding the CFPB’s constitutionality, it is not surprising that All American and the CFPB submitted a joint letter to the court requesting “clarification regarding the scope of the issues to be addressed at the December 4 oral argument.”… Continue Reading

All American Check Cashing’s interlocutory appeal from the district court’s ruling upholding the CFPB’s constitutionality has been calendared for oral argument before a Fifth Circuit panel on December 4, 2019.  Since the case was previously argued in March 2019, it is unclear why a second oral argument has been scheduled.  Last month, the parties were directed to submit letter briefs regarding what action the panel should take in light of the en banc Fifth Circuit’s decision in Collins v.Continue Reading