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ABA seeks supervisory and enforcement standards consistent with Inclusive Communities

The American Bankers Association has sent a letter to the DOJ, Fed, OCC, FDIC, HUD and CFPB requesting confirmation “in interagency guidance, updated exam procedures, and where appropriate amended regulations that the...more

Six Regulatory Agencies Issue Joint Final Diversity and Inclusion Standards

Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act required all agencies subject to Dodd-Frank, including the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB), to create an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) to develop standards to...more

Agencies Finalize Diversity Policy Statement

On June 9, six federal agencies – the Federal Reserve, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA, OCC, and the SEC – issued a final interagency policy statement creating guidelines for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities...more

Final Diversity and Inclusion Standards Issued Jointly by Six Federal Agencies

Pursuant to a mandate contained in Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank or Act), six federal agencies jointly issued new Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Standards today. These...more

CFPB Holds a Field Hearing on Student Loan Servicing Issues

On May 14th, the same day that the CFPB launched a public inquiry into student loan servicing loan practices (the “Request for Information”), the CFPB held a public field hearing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to address issues with...more

OSHA Issues Long-Awaited SOX Whistleblower Rule

On March 5, 2015, OSHA issued a long-awaited Final Rule regarding SOX whistleblower procedures and related matters. The new Final Rule will replace the Interim Final Rule enacted in 2011, after Dodd-Frank amended SOX. The...more

K&L Gates Supports Hempel Metallurgical and ECHA in Winning First Data-Sharing Appeal

A much anticipated decision in the first ever data-sharing appeal was announced by ECHA’s Board of Appeal (BoA) this week. The BoA upheld ECHA’s decision taken in July 2013 that the Vanadium Consortium (the Consortium) did...more

Disparate impact on the ropes: federal district court vacates HUD rule

A federal district court in Washington, D.C. dealt a heavy blow on Monday to HUD’s position that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). In American Insurance Association v. U.S. Department of...more

CFPB Proposes Federal Oversight of Auto Financing Companies

On September 17, 2014, noting the auto lending discrimination it has uncovered at banks, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau or CFPB) announced its plan to further extend its reach under the Dodd-Frank Act by...more

CFPB employee testifies at House hearing on alleged CFPB employee discrimination

At yesterday’s hearing on alleged CFPB employee discrimination conducted by the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, a CFPB employee is reported to have testified that the agency...more

Preventive Measures: Avoiding Predatory and Discriminatory Lending Litigation

Slides addressing the management and defense against claims of discriminatory lending and assessing the status of ‘disparate impact’ in Fair Lending litigation and enforcement. ...more

Fair Housing Group Accuses Insurance Company Of Redlining

On December 21, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) announced that it filed with HUD a housing discrimination complaint against a major insurance company regarding the offering of hazard insurance in a certain...more

Can ‘Disparate Impact’ Become the Basis for a Fair-Lending Claim?

As part of its aggressive program to protect consumers in financial matters, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CFPB) has announced that it is prepared to adopt a controversial “disparate impact” theory of liability...more

Medical Marijuana and Work: Where We Stand Now

It’s been nearly two months since Connecticut’s “medical marijuana” law became effective. Yet many employers have been blissfully ignorant about what the law provides, perhaps because Connecticut does not yet have a...more

CFPB Ombudsman's Office Publishes First Annual Report

Full text copy of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Ombudsman's Office first annual report. From the report: "The CFPB Ombudsman advocates for a fair process as between consumers, the providers of consumer financial...more

Diversity standards highlighted in Director Cordray’s remarks to Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

In his remarks last week to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, CFPB Director Richard Cordray spoke about the role of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) that various federal agencies are required to...more

DOJ Fair Lending Focus Continues in Settlement of Case Challenging Lender's Minimum Loan Amount Policy

The Department of Justice's recent announcement that it had settled its case against Luther Burbank Savings challenging Luther's minimum loan amount policy demonstrates the DOJ's continued focus on fair lending. The...more

Why Fair and Responsible Banking Risk Assessments Are Important For Non-Mortgage Business Lines

Fair and responsible banking risk assessments – by which financial institutions identify, measure, control, and monitor their lending and, more recently, servicing activities to prevent discriminatory, unfair, deceptive,...more

Fair Lending 2012—Significant Risk Management Agenda Items

In the first few months of 2012, lenders were cautiously optimistic that a recent Supreme Court case and a case pending before the Supreme Court would result in a victory for the financial services industry by severely...more

Supreme Court to Decide Fair Housing Act “Disparate Impact” Case with Broader Fair Lending Implications

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether “disparate impact” discrimination claims are cognizable under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and, if so, how such claims should be analyzed. The Court’s decision,...more

First Do No Harm: An Analysis of the Broad Powers of the CFPB

In his remarks at the signing ceremony for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, President Obama promised that the arsenal of consumer protections included in the new law would be "enforced by a new...more

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Law 1053 Human Rights Study Log

This is an ongoing informal project for my human rights module, it will be accompanied by a short essay for the purposes of coursework submission. The first part will be completed in the first term and in the second term this...more

Abuse of Dominance Under Competition Act 2002

Find the Details about the provisions for Abuse of Dominance under Competition Act 2002 of India...more

Abuse of Dominance Under Competition Act 2002

It is about the Provisions of Abuse of Dominance under Indian Competition Act 2002...more

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