The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it has settled the lawsuit it filed against Yellowstone Capital LLC, a provider of merchant cash advances, and its chief executive officer and president for alleged unfair and deceptive conduct in violation of section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45.

In its Complaint, the FTC

On April 20, 2021, in anticipation of an adverse Supreme Court ruling, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled, “Strengthening the Federal Trade Commission’s Authority to Protect Consumers.”  Two days after the hearing, on April 22, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission

A letter recently sent by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters to CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger will undoubtedly be followed in the coming months by many similar letters to the CFPB from the Committee’s new Democratic leadership.

In the letter, Chairwoman Waters raises concerns “about how the Consumer Bureau is exercising its enforcement activity,

In another recent defeat for the CFPB, a California federal district court refused to award restitution sought by the CFPB in its lawsuit filed in May 2015 against two related companies offering a biweekly mortgage payment program and their individual owner.  The CFPB’s complaint alleged that the defendants engaged in abusive and deceptive acts or