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Watch Out: Your Competitors Can Now Make You the Target of a CFPB Investigation

Throughout its short history, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has asserted jurisdiction over various nontraditional consumer-related financial industries, from law firms to collection agencies and automobile...more

7/8/2014 - CFPB Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Enforcement Actions Investigations

U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates "Aggregate" Contribution Limits

This morning in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the “aggregate” contribution limits in federal campaign finance law. Under the ruling, major donors will be permitted to contribute...more

4/3/2014 - Aggregation Rules McCutcheon v. FEC Political Contributions SCOTUS

CFPB’s Private Student Loan Payment Report Serves as a Guide to Preemptively Revising Loan Payment Policies

The CFPB released its student loan ombudsman report analyzing complaints that the CFPB received from private student loan borrowers. In its second annual review of student loan practices, the CFPB reported that lenders make...more

1/24/2014 - CFPB Loan Servicer Student Loans Tuition

CFPB Continues to Take Action Against Consumer-related Entities, including Law Firms

In recent years, banks, mortgage companies and lenders have served as targets for the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). The bureau actively promulgated multiple rules, re-interpreted case law and revised regulations...more

1/14/2014 - CFPB Debt Collection Payday Loans

Proposed Rules May Curtail Political Activities by Nonprofit Organizations

Summary - Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) published a proposed rule concerning the political activities of nonprofit organizations. The proposed rule may make it significantly more difficult for...more

12/5/2013 - 501(c)(4) Exempt Organizations IRS Non-Profits Political Campaigns Political Contributions

Urban Renewal Once Again on Legislative Agenda

While January 8, 2014, the date on which the General Assembly convenes, is still several months away, legislators are already working on the bills they plan to introduce in this legislative session. As has been the case...more

10/22/2013 - Legislative Agendas Transparency Urban Planning & Development

CFPB Offers Potential Benefits If You Turn Yourself In, But Make Sure You Understand Your Options

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s past Client Alerts have warned that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s reach touches virtually every company that has any interaction with consumers. A recent Bulletin issued by the...more

8/8/2013 - CFPB Cooperation Initiative Remediation Self-Reporting

CFPB Proposes Modifying Mortgage Rules

CFPB Proposes Modifying Mortgage Rules - On June 24, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed seven separate “clarifications” and “narrow revisions” to certain mortgage rules it first issued in...more

7/26/2013 - CFPB Deadlines Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Proposed Regulation Real Estate Market

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