Barbara S. Mishkin

Barbara S. Mishkin

Ballard Spahr LLP

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FTC, PIRG complaint reports highlight consumer dissatisfaction with debt collection industry

The FTC released its annual Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book on February 27, 2014, providing national and state-by-state data on consumer complaints received by the FTC, all U.S. and Canadian Better Business Bureaus, the...more

3/4/2014 - Better Business Bureau Canada CFPB Debt Collection FTC Identity Theft PIRG

Democratic Senator wants more regulation of auto dealers

Democratic Senator Edward Markey wants the FTC to take a more active role in policing auto dealer sales practices. Because Dodd-Frank bars the CFPB from directly regulating auto dealers, the CFPB has targeted the fair lending...more

10/29/2013 - Car Dealerships CFPB Dodd-Frank FTC Sales

CFPB open during shutdown; FTC closed

Because the CFPB is not subject to the appropriations process, it remains open during the federal government shutdown. For the same reason, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, and the OCC also remain open....more

10/2/2013 - CFPB FDIC FTC Government Shutdown OCC

FTC Settles First Mortgage Advertising Rule Enforcement Action

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement of its first enforcement action under its Mortgage Acts and Practices - Advertising Final Rule (MAPR)....more

7/12/2013 - Advertising CFPB Enforcement Actions FTC Mortgage Reform Mortgages Telemarketing Sales Rule

FTC confirms continued commitment to vigorous enforcement in letter to CFPB

In its annual letter to the CFPB on its 2012 administrative and enforcement activities related to Regulations B (ECOA), E (Electronic Fund Transfers), Z (TILA) and M (Consumer Leasing), the FTC stressed that it is “committed...more

5/16/2013 - CFPB Consumer Lenders ECOA Electronic Fund Transfer Act Enforcement FTC TILA

Mortgage Banking Update - March 21, 2013

In This Issue: - Uniform State Test Implementation Nearing - Mortgage Servicer's Alleged Failure To Be Licensed Subjects Company to Claims under State and Federal Debt Collection Statutes - Sixth Circuit...more

3/21/2013 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Data Protection Debt Collection FDCPA Foreclosure FTC HOA Licenses Liens Mobile Payments Mortgages Privity of Contract Res Judicata Robo-Signing SCOTUS Uniform State Test

Supreme Court rejects CFPB position in FDCPA case

A prevailing defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case can recover costs even without a court finding that the plaintiff filed suit in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled...more

3/4/2013 - Bad Faith CFPB DOJ FDCPA FTC SCOTUS

Mortgage Banking Update - December 14, 2012

In This Issue: - CFPB Monitor Named to the ABA Journal Annual Blawg 100 List - Temporary CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO FIX CFPB PRIVILEGE WAIVER PROBLEM - CFPB DESCRIBES PLANS FOR COORDINATING WITH STATE...more

12/14/2012 - Advertising Attorney-Client Privilege Browser History Sniffing CFPB DOJ Enforcement Attorneys FCRA FTC Ombudsman Waivers

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