A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed the district court’s order dismissing several defendants as sanctions for the CFPB’s continuation of “obstructionist conduct” in depositions.

In CFPB v. Brown, the depositions in question were of a CFPB witness taken in the CFPB’s enforcement action against 18 defendants that alleged the defendants had engaged in or substantially assisted a fraudulent debt collection scheme in violation of the CFPA and the FDCPA. … Continue Reading