On May 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released its Supervisory Highlights report on legal violations discovered during examinations in the second half of 2021.

The Supervisory Highlights detail issues identified by CFPB examination teams across a wide number of segments of the consumer financial services industry. Summarized below are those issues

On February 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued a bulletin and accompanying press release, highlighting an issue that the agency has written about frequently over the past several years: inadvertent repossessions. For the most part, the bulletin reminds the industry of guidance previously issued by the CFPB in several editions

On February 24, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released a blog post, outlining multiple auto lending topics in the wake of rising vehicle prices. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the consumer price index has risen 40% for used cars and trucks and 12% for new cars since January

In late September, the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into two consent orders to resolve allegations related to violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The past year has seen an uptick in regulatory scrutiny centered on military consumer protection laws. The DOJ’s recent consent orders highlight this trend.

The SCRA provides various legal

On July 1, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed in part a trial court’s dismissal of claims brought under Maryland’s Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions (CLEC) due to the plaintiff’s lack of damages. Specifically, the court ruled that a plaintiff could, in theory, state a CLEC claim without having paid more than the

A federal district court in Arizona held in FTC v. Tate’s Auto Center of Winslow Inc. that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proved several automobile dealerships’ (collectively, “Tate’s Auto”) advertising failed to include legally required credit information in violation of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Consumer Leasing Act (CLA). The court declined

The Supreme Court granted cert in Ramirez v. TransUnion LLC to consider “whether either Article III or Rule 23 permits a damages class action where the vast majority of the class suffered no actual injury, let alone an injury anything like what the class representative suffered.” This development is a welcomed opportunity for clarity in

In a putative class action, Santoro v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 2020 WL 6586630, 19-CV-9782 (CS) (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 9, 2020), District Court Judge Cathy Seibel dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint under Rule 12(b)(6) for failure to state a violation of New York General Business Law (“GBL”) § 399-zzz, which is enforceable through GBL

On October 13, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) announced that it entered into a consent order (the “Order”) with Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (“Nissan”) to resolve allegations that the auto finance company violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act (the “Act”). The Order requires Nissan to pay a $4 million penalty and offer

On July 28, 2020, Troutman Pepper attorneys, Maryia Jones (Virginia Beach office) and Stephen J. Steinlight (New York – East Side office) will serve again on the faculty for their webinar series by Lorman Educational Services entitled, “Collection Disputes: A Good Defense Is the Best Offense.

The credit and collection industry remain under