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David Anthony handles litigation against consumer financial services businesses and other highly regulated companies across the United States. He is a strategic thinker who balances his extensive litigation experience with practical business advice to solve companies’ hardest problems.

On June 23, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule, prohibiting consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) from reporting adverse information resulting from human trafficking on survivors’ credit reports. This rule took effect on July 25.

The CFPB’s final rule amends Regulation VII, the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) implementing regulation, to comply

In a much anticipated decision released September 8, an en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision that a debt collector’s outsourcing of its letter process to a third-party mail vendor violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s (FDCPA) prohibition on third-party disclosure and ruled that plaintiff Hunstein

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Kim Phan and her guests and colleagues Alan Wingfield and David Anthony in the second episode of a special four-part series on recent developments with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In this episode, topics include the CFPB’s position on preemption issues, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) state law

Banking trade groups are challenging a request for information (RFI) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding customer service at large financial institutions. In a joint letter dated August 22, the Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, and the American Bankers Association objected to the CFPB’s insinuation that big banks are providing a

Recently, the Ninth Circuit joined its sister circuit, the Eleventh, in vacating class settlements on standing grounds. In Harvey v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, the court vacated the district court’s approval of the settlement agreement and remanded with instructions that the district court assess each individual class member for sufficient injury.

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On August 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued an interpretive rule, detailing when digital marketing providers for financial firms must comply with federal consumer financial protection laws. The interpretive rule addresses digital marketing providers that commingle the targeting and delivery of advertisements to consumers with the provision of advertising “time or

What standard should courts use to determine whether information contained in a consumer’s credit report is inaccurate or misleading? According to the Third Circuit in a recent precedential decision, the standard should be that of the “reasonable reader,” not a “reasonable creditor,” i.e., not an individual or entity sophisticated in the art of reading

Class-action plaintiffs do not get a free pass on constitutional standing requirements, as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reminded litigants sua sponte in Drazen and Godaddy.com, LLC v. Pinto last week when it vacated a district court’s approval of a $35 million class-action settlement. Although the parties had not briefed the issue before the

On February 28, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a case brought against the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) under federal antitrust law. The case alleged that the CDIA — a trade association of which the three competitor national credit bureaus are members — asserted “monopolistic” control over the

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) ordered Hyundai Capital America (Hyundai) to pay $19.2 million for allegedly providing inaccurate information to consumer reporting agencies, including, the CFPB alleged, wrongly reporting that consumers were delinquent on loans and leases, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

In its press release, the CFPB