Jane Luxton

Jane Luxton

Clark Hill PLC

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President Trump Orders Revisit of "Waters of the United States" Rule

President Donald Trump issued, on February 28, 2017, an Executive Order ("EO") aimed at rescinding and revising the Obama Administration-issued final rule entitled "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United...more

3/17/2017 - Clean Water Act Clean Water Rule EPA Executive Orders Trump Administration US Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the United States

Regulatory Restructuring Initiatives Keep Coming

Continuing a Trump Administration series of Executive Orders, Presidential Memoranda, and Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") guidance documents that direct federal agencies to fundamentally change their rulemaking...more

3/8/2017 - Executive Orders OMB Regulatory Reform Trump Administration

Next Steps on the Executive Order on Reducing Regulation: OMB's Guidance Provides Some Clarity

The Trump Administration's January 30 Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs established broad principles that federal agencies are now expected to follow: (1) for every new regulation an...more

2/8/2017 - Corporate Counsel EPA Executive Orders OIRA OMB Trump Administration

New Administration Orders Federal Agency Action to Reduce Regulatory Burden on Manufacturing

Continuing the flurry of Presidential directives on a wide array of matters, on January 24, 2017, President Trump ordered a series of actions designed to support the expansion of U.S. manufacturing by reducing regulatory...more

1/31/2017 - EPA Manufacturers OMB Trump Administration

Trump Administration Memorandum Imposes Regulatory Freeze Pending Review

On January 20, 2017, shortly after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the nation's 45th President, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus executed and disseminated a Memorandum to the heads of every executive department and agency...more

1/26/2017 - Congressional Review Act Regulatory Freeze Trump Administration

DC Circuit Issues Landmark Decision Holding the CFPB's Structure Unconstitutional: What Happens Next?

In a groundbreaking decision on October 11, 2016, the D.C. Circuit held the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) unconstitutional. Citing the "CFPB's concentration of enormous power in a single,...more

10/12/2016 - CFPB Dodd-Frank HUD Kickbacks Mortgage Insurance Popular RESPA

Federal Small Business Authority Sharply Questions CFPB'S Proposed Payday Rule

In strongly worded comments filed October 7 in the Consumer Financial Protection Board's (CFPB) rulemaking on payday and other small dollar loans, the federal agency charged with advocating on behalf of small business took...more

10/10/2016 - CFPB Payday Loans Popular SBA Small Business

Mammoth CFPB Payday Rule Would Dramatically Change the Lending Marketplace

Originally published in "InsideArm" - June, 2016. In a 1300+ page proposal, exclusive of attachments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) laid out its plan June 2 to force a sweeping redesign of the...more

6/6/2016 - CFPB Debt Collection Payday Loans Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements SBREFA Title Loans Underwriting

CFPB Moves Ahead to Block Arbitration Clauses, Discounting SBREFA Comments

On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its anticipated proposed rule that would ban the use of mandatory arbitration clauses to avoid consumers' class action lawsuits in contract disputes....more

5/9/2016 - Arbitration Agreements CFPB Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Consumer Financial Products Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

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