Credit Reporting & Data Brokers

On September 19, the Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act of 2019 was introduced by Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and French Hill (R-Ark.) in the House and Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) in the Senate. This is the third iteration of the proposed bill, which was previously introduced in November 2015 and March

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is amending Regulation C under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), extending the current temporary threshold for collecting and reporting data about open-end lines of credit until January 1, 2022. The rule also incorporates partial exemptions from the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

On October 17, the Consumer Data Industry Association filed a lawsuit in the District of New Jersey seeking to block a New Jersey state law requiring credit reports to be made available in eleven foreign languages, if requested by the consumer. Specifically, the Association argues that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act preempts the law

Three industry organizations filed suit against the Nevada Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Nevada Financial Institutions Division, claiming that a newly enacted Nevada law conflicts with and is preempted by federal law, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).  They are seeking an injunction preventing Nevada

The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA), a trade association whose members include the three largest consumer reporting agencies (“CRAs”), recently filed a lawsuit in Maine seeking a declaratory judgment that two recently passed credit reporting laws are preempted by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Earlier this year, the Maine legislature passed

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit in the United Stated District Court for the District of Maryland against FCO Holding, Inc. and its subsidiaries, as well as Michael E. Sobota, the chief executive officer and 100% owner of FCO Holding, Inc. The Maryland debt collector entities operate collectively under the name Fair Collections

On September 19, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission announced they will hold a joint public workshop on December 10 related to key issues of accuracy governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including those related to the accuracy of both traditional credit reports as well as employment and tenant background

Over the past year, nearly twenty amendments were introduced to modify the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Now that the deadline to introduce new amendments has passed, we can start to visualize what the CCPA will look like in its effective form. Despite many attempts to dramatically modify the scope, application, and enforcement

On June 19, Maine Governor Janet T. Mills signed a new law, H.P 553 – L.D. 748, that provides relief for consumers suffering from “economic abuse.” Going into effect on September 19, 2019, the new law provides a set of procedures for debt collectors and credit reporting agencies to follow when consumers present evidence

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorneys Ethan Ostroff and Ashley Taylor will be presenting during the 14th Annual Credit Grantor Consortium at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, Washington DC. CCN Consortium will focus heavily on trending topics in credit reporting, including a bankruptcy update, TCPA, politics within the collection industry