Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

On March 24, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a list of resources to assist consumers in taking steps to protect their finances during the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. The resources can be found here.

Specifically, the resources provided by the CFPB address the following issues:

  • Protect yourself financially from the impact of COVID-19;
  • Make

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued an administrative order on Sunday, March 22 that covers public health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”). In it, the Court recognizes “the current COVID-19 crisis creates an unprecedented public health emergency that requires immediate action to encourage effective social distancing and reduce the

On March 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered all employees – not just those in the most affected regions – to begin working from home given the rapid spread of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”). CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger sent an email to all CFPB employees in the evening of March 17 stating that a prior

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that, in light of the challenges associated with the coronavirus (“COVID-19”), and particularly the difficulty associated with submission of comment letters, it will not take formal action before April 24 on a number of different proposed rulemakings with comment periods otherwise set to expire in March. Of course,

Another Circuit Court of Appeals has weighed in on the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure, on the very day that the Supreme Court of the United States heard argument on the same question. In CFPB v. All American Check Cashing, Inc., et al, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit held

On February 26, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau added ten FAQs concerning lender credits to its TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (“TRID”) FAQs resource.

The new lender credit FAQs appear to be consistent with the industry’s current practices for managing and disclosing lender credits. They address topics such as:

  • How to define a lender credit for

In Allen v. Credit Collection Services, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California recently ruled that a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act plaintiff’s vague, self-serving testimony of oral revocation was insufficient to trump a debt collector’s detailed call records that contained no evidence of revocation. The court’s decision illustrates the

Plaintiff Amanda Groettum may be alive and well, but in Groettum v. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota laid to rest her claims under Minnesota’s credit defamation laws and any contention that the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s two preemption provisions are in conflict.

In her complaint,

On Friday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a supplement to its Spring 2019 notice of proposed rulemaking on third-party debt collection. The proposed supplemental rule addresses the collection of time-barred debt, which is debt that has run past any applicable statute of limitations.

Specifically, the proposed supplemental rule requires debt collectors to make

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) recently introduced a 41-page bill that would transfer the authority to create and enforce data protection rules from the Federal Trade Commission to a new independent federal agency. This proposal comes on the heels of a similar proposal from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). Both of these proposals have emerged due to