Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor

Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor

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Supreme Court Rules That Filing a Proof of Claim on a Time-Barred Debt Does Not Violate the FDCPA

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Spokeo Strikes Again: Fourth Circuit Reverses and Dismisses $12 Million FCRA Class Action on Spokeo Grounds

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State Banking Regulators File Suit Challenging OCC Fintech Charter

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CFPB Files Suit Against Four Online Lenders Operated by Native American Tribe

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects “Meaningful Attorney Involvement” Case

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New WVCCPA Amendments are Enacted by Governor Justice

By Jason E. Manning on April 27, 2017

Senate Bill No. 563 amends several provisions of the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act (WVCCPA). The Bill passed the West Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates with high approval margins, and was signed into law by Governor Jim Justice on April 21, 2017. These amendments to the WVCCPA will have an impact on...
Troutman Sanders Welcomes Amy Pritchard Williams
DOJ Brief Opposing CFPB Brings More Uncertainty
DOJ Issues New Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs
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Chipotle Discloses Data Security Breach Related to Network Supporting Payment Processing for Restaurant

By Keith Barnett on May 04, 2017

In its Form 10-Q dated April 25, 2017 for the quarterly period that ended on March 31, 2017, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. announced that it had detected a data security breach in its electronic processing and transmission of confidential customer and employee information.  Specifically, Chipotle’s information security team detected unauthorized activity on the network that...
State Banking Regulators File Suit Challenging OCC Fintech Charter
CFPB Publishes Guide to Prepaid Card Rule, Delays Rule’s Effective Date
U.S. District Court Dismisses CFPB Case Against Payment Processor
Join Troutman Sanders at the Third Party Payment Processors Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Supreme Court Rules That Filing a Proof of Claim on a Time-Barred Debt Does Not Violate the FDCPA

By David N. Anthony on May 16, 2017

On May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Eleventh Circuit erred when it found a debt buyer liable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for filing proofs of claim in bankruptcy on debts that had become time-barred. A copy of the Court’s opinion can be found here. Background In Johnson...
Spokeo Strikes Again: Fourth Circuit Reverses and Dismisses $12 Million FCRA Class Action on Spokeo Grounds
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects “Meaningful Attorney Involvement” Case
New WVCCPA Amendments are Enacted by Governor Justice
Supreme Court Wavers During Oral Arguments in FDCPA Case That May Upend Entire Industry

Spokeo Strikes Again: Fourth Circuit Reverses and Dismisses $12 Million FCRA Class Action on Spokeo Grounds

By David N. Anthony on May 15, 2017

In one of the most significant post-Spokeo decisions to date, the Fourth Circuit unanimously reversed and dismissed a nearly $12 million Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) class action judgment, finding plaintiff, Michael T. Dreher, lacked Article III standing to bring his claims. The decision provides much needed clarity from the Fourth Circuit on the viability...
Defendants Move to Dismiss Putative FACTA Class Action Based on Spokeo
New WVCCPA Amendments are Enacted by Governor Justice
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Involving Rule 23(f) Interlocutory Appeals
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Supreme Court Wavers During Oral Arguments in FDCPA Case That May Upend Entire Industry

By Chad R. Fuller on April 20, 2017

On April 18, the United States Supreme Court heard long-awaited oral arguments in a case that addresses the fundamental issue of the definition of a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  The Supreme Court’s decision will resolve an existing Circuit split on whether an entity that purchases defaulted debts and then attempts...
High Call Volume Not Necessarily a Violation of FDCPA or Rosenthal Act
DOJ Issues New Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs
Join Us on February 9 for a Complimentary Webinar on Redlining and Fair Lending
Supreme Court To Decide Whether Financing Company Collecting Debts Is A “Debt Collector” Under The FDCPA

Pennsylvania to “Ban the Box” by Executive Order

By Tim J. St. George on May 24, 2017

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced this month that he will “ban the box” for some applicants applying for certain state government positions, and that he will do so by executive order, which would take effect as of July 1, 2017.  The executive order would affect hiring in nearly 70,000 state jobs within the executive branch...
Plaintiff Seeks Remand of Sodexo FCRA Lawsuit
Spokeo Strikes Again: Fourth Circuit Reverses and Dismisses $12 Million FCRA Class Action on Spokeo Grounds
FTC Issues Guidance for Employment Background Screening
Sodexo Defends FCRA Class Action Alleging Failures in Hiring Process

Class Action Filed Against Chipotle for Data Security Breach Involving Payment Processing System

By Ronald I. Raether, Jr. on May 19, 2017

On May 4, Bellwether Community Credit Union filed a class action suit on behalf of a proposed class of financial institutions in Colorado federal court against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., claiming that the chain’s recently announced data breach caused significant financial harm to the credit union.  Bellwether’s complaint alleges that Chipotle’s purportedly lax security standards...
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Spokeo Strikes Again: Fourth Circuit Reverses and Dismisses $12 Million FCRA Class Action on Spokeo Grounds
Chipotle Discloses Data Security Breach Related to Network Supporting Payment Processing for Restaurant
Defendants Move to Dismiss Putative FACTA Class Action Based on Spokeo

FTC and Partners Announce Operation Tech Trap to Target Tech Support Scammers

By Laura Anne Kuykendall on May 23, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced the creation of Operation Tech Trap, a new joint effort among national and international partners to combat tech support scams that dupe consumers into believing their computers contain harmful computer viruses and malware and then trick these consumers into paying hundreds of dollars for unnecessary repairs to “fix” their...
As CFPB Faces Uncertainty, State Regulators Fill Gap
State Banking Regulators File Suit Challenging OCC Fintech Charter
CFPB Files Suit Against Four Online Lenders Operated by Native American Tribe
CFPB Meets With Community Bankers to Discuss Use of Alternative Data in Credit Decisions