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Tony counsels financial services providers on compliance issues, including military lending laws, defends clients facing government investigations, examinations and enforcement actions, and defends individual and class action lawsuits brought by consumers. Clients appreciate Tony’s collaborative, common-sense and cost-effective approach to evaluating and solving problems.

As forecasted in its 2022 Fall Rulemaking Agenda discussed here, today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a proposed rule with request for public comments that would require certain nonbank covered entities, with limited exceptions, to submit information on terms and conditions in their form contracts that “seek to waive or limit

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his colleagues Jeremy Rosenblum and Tony Kaye as they discuss the phenomenon of mass arbitrations, which pose increasing risk to the consumer finance industry. The partners use their knowledge to explain what mass arbitration is and describe prophylactic measures companies should take.

Jeremy is a partner

On December 7, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report entitled Protecting Those Who Protect Us. The report sought to quantify, for the first time, the use of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) interest rate reduction benefit. According to the CFPB’s research, between 2007 and 2018, fewer than 10% of eligible

On November 21, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a joint amicus brief in Louis v. Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Inc., No. 22-12217 (11th Cir.) regarding servicemembers’ right to sue under the Military Lending Act (MLA).

The plaintiffs in the case were both covered borrowers under the MLA when

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guest and colleague Tony Kaye as they discuss the recently enacted California Senate Bill 1311 or Military and Veteran Consumer Protection Act of 2022. Effective January 1, 2023, the new bill — drawn up by the California attorney general’s office — intends to enhance consumer

On September 27, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1311, the Military and Veteran Consumer Protection Act of 2022 (the Act), into law. The Act takes direct aim at, among other things, the Military Lending Act’s (MLA) exceptions for loans obtained to purchase motor vehicles and other forms of personal property. It goes

A recent federal court decision from the Northern District of Texas offers some useful lessons and insights for creditors relying on the Military Lending Act’s (MLA) safe harbors for verifying whether a consumer is a “covered borrower.”

In Greenwood v. Cottonwood Financial, Ltd., 2022 WL 3754706 (N.D. Tex. 2022) (see also court decision

On July 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a joint letter to auto finance companies, reminding them of the protections the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) affords to servicemembers and their dependents during periods of military service. These protections include several related to auto lending and leasing, which

Wednesday, August 31 • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Arbitration agreements continue to be a pressing issue in consumer-facing agreements. The United States Supreme Court recently issued several important decisions impacting how consumer arbitration agreements will be interpreted and enforced by the courts, including in the important arena of Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) actions.

This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) resolved Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) claims against two affiliated Virginia landlords for allegedly obtaining unlawful court judgments against military tenants. To settle the claims, the landlords agreed to pay restitution to affected servicemembers, a civil penalty to the United States, and various injunctive relief. This action is