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Third-Party Risk Management: Busting Myths and Telling Truths

A presentation for the American Conference Institute's 12th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement examining increased scrutiny by government regulators of third party vendor management...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

BNA Banking Report - A Practical Guide to CFPB Procedures for Investigation and Adjudication

A practical guide to CFPB investigations and adjudications. Available through Bloomberg BNA's Banking Report....more

Governor Signs New Law On Disability Access Complaints

California has been a haven for plaintiffs’ attorneys suing for ADA (American With Disabilities Act) violations because of existing law that provided up to $4000 in statutory damages, along with attorneys fees for every...more

The Art of the New War - A Guide to Handling CFPB Examinations, Investigations, and Enforcement Actions

"The Art of the New War - A Guide to Handling CFPB Examinations, Investigations, and Enforcement Actions" is practical guidance for institutions governed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on how to handle...more

Governor Signs New Law On Disability Access Complaints

California has been a haven for plaintiffs’ attorneys suing for ADA (American With Disabilities Act) violations because of existing law that provided up to $4000 in statutory damages, along with attorneys fees for every...more

Practical Guide to CFPB Investigations and Enforcement Actions

A practical narrative describing the steps involved in the CFPB investigation and adjudication process....more

Lawsuit Against Airline Over Misleading Fees

Companies often charge additional fees that increase the final cost of a product or service. In some industries, such as telecommunications and airlines, fees imposed by the government may be passed on to consumers. In...more

Capital One Required to Pay $140 Million in Consumer Refunds

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) engaged in its first major enforcement action by requiring Capital One to refund 2 million consumers approximately $140 million for profits gained from deceptive...more

Bill Illustrates Ils Besetting Corporate Fraud Fund

In 2002, the Legislature enacted AB 55 creating the victims of corporate fraud fund. Since the fund was created, it has collected about $15 million and nearly 800 claims have been submitted. In a devastating article...more

Advertising Law - November 10, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Calendar Notables... *New York Law Makes Refund Policies Clearer *Food Makers Shelve Smart Choices Program *Complaint Says Target’s Silk Soymilk Isn’t Organic *Lawsuit Accuses Cash4Gold of...more

State & Local Foreclosure Mediation Programs Can They Save Homes

Written By Geoffry Walsh Staff Attorney National Consumer Law Center, Geoff Walsh has been a legal services attorney for over twenty-five years and is presently a staff attorney with National Consumer Law Center The...more

Advertising Law - August 13, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Alan Brunswick, L. Peter Parcher, Lee Phillips and Jordan Yospe Named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers Top 100 *Officials Say Craigslist Still Hosts Sex Ads *FTC Testifies About Efforts to...more

SEC Rules For Losses Caused by Stock Brokers

On behalf of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), I am pleased to comment on the above-referenced proposed changes to the Suitability Rule and the Know Your Customer Rule, FINRA Rules 2111 and 2090. PIABA...more

Fair Credit Reporting Act

FTC Supports Legislation to Amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Damages to an Injured Persons Credit Often Befall Victims after a car accident § 602. Congressional findings and statement of purpose [15 U.S.C. § 1681]the Fair Credit Reporting Act. (1) The banking system is...more

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