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Civil rights groups voice support for Director Cordray

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Earlier this week, we blogged about reports that Director Cordray has no plans to leave the CFPB before his term expires in July 2018. Yesterday, several national civil rights groups issued a joint statement applauding the...more

Redlining Action Against BancorpSouth: The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Join Forces

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Late last year, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) brought a joint action against Hudson City Savings Bank (“Hudson Bank”) for redlining. Hudson Bank, based in New Jersey,...more

DOJ Files Suit Against California Lenders Alleging Discriminatory Loan Modification Scheme

by Goodwin on

On August 23, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the filing of a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against several California-based mortgage loan modification...more

Third Circuit Follows Gomez on Mootness Issue, But Narrowly

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez that an unaccepted Rule 68 offer of complete relief does not moot a plaintiff's individual claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third...more

The Drive-by Plaintiff in the Hospitality Industry

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

July 26, 2015, marked the 25th anniversary of Title III of the ADA (“Title III”). The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), charged with regulating Title III, is finalizing regulations affecting a variety of industries,...more

Publix to Pay $6.8 Million for Alleged FCRA Violations

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Publix Super Markets Inc. has agreed to pay $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the supermarket chain’s background check procedures. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers must provide prior...more

DOJ And CFPB Team Up To Take On Auto And Mortgage Lenders

by Carlton Fields on

The CFPB and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are joining forces to pursue damages and penalties against consumer lenders for violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) in pricing consumer loans....more

Supreme Court Ups the Bar for Class Action Lawsuits

by Christine Vanek on

Supreme Court Ups the Bar for Class Action Lawsuits by Christine M. Vanek on May 7, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend will likely help businesses defend employment, anti-trust, consumer...more

Surprising Risk of Discrimination Claims for Restaurants Moving Away from Meal Customization

by Ali Law Practice LLC on

Chicago, IL, April 15, 2013 - Many restaurants, especially upscale and higher-end independents, are moving toward prix-fixe menus, tasting menus, and policies that restrict additions, subtractions, and substitutions. Such...more

THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002 Section 806 -- Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies Who Provide Evidence of Fraud

by Barry Fagan on

"Whistleblower Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies.--No company with a class of securities registered under section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l), or that is required to file...more

CFPB: Mortgage Originator Violations

by Jonathan Foxx on

Yesterday, I outlined for you the features of the CFPB's requisites of a Compliance Management System (CMS). My observations were based on the CFPB's newsletter, entitled Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2012, an issuance to the...more

DOJ Settles 'Pattern or Practice' Fair Lending Case

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Department of Justice's "pattern or practice" fair lending lawsuit against GFI Mortgage Bankers, Inc., has resulted in a settlement that requires GFI to pay a total of $3.555 million, consisting of $3.5 million in...more

Fundamentos Anteproyecto Código Civil 2012

Anteproyecto Código Civil 2012 Argentina

by Fernando Pietragalli on

Fundamentos del anteproyecto....more

How should I prepare before filing a lawsuit?

by George Bourguignon on

If you are considering filing a lawsuit or whether to accept a settlement offer to resolve a lawsuit or potential claim, you want to read this post. Understand some possible ramifications of litigation before taking your...more

Punitive Damages

by LegalMatch.com on

While the civil justice system almost never concerns itself with punishing wrongdoing, instead focusing on compensating victims for harm they suffer, there are some cases where civil courts take it upon themselves to deter...more

New Rights for Tenants Living in Foreclosed Properties

by Jeffrey Feuer on

The Massachusetts Legislature has passed a new law providing significant protections for tenants facing eviction by banks which have foreclosed on a property where the tenants are living....more

A Practical Summary of Debtors' Rights Under the FDCPA

by Jason McGrath on

This document was authored by attorney Jason A. McGrath to serve as a practical, user-friendly guide. It summarizes the rights that debtors have when targeted by debt collectors, as defined in the Fair Debt Collections...more

Software Research Group, Inc. v. WWW.PISSEDCONSUMER.COM

Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendant Opinion Corp.'s Motion to Dismiss the ComplaintNew Jersey

by Ronald Coleman on

This was a lawsuit consisting of five different versions of a defamation claim, brought against a website and an unknown number of anonymous defendants. The website, called PissedConsumer.com, was operated by movant, Opinion...more

Hemant Goswami versus Union of India and Ors.

Civil Writ Petition - Public Interest (PIL)Not Applicable

by Hemant Goswami on

The PIL highlighted that despite being allotted land at highly subsidised prices, the private educational institutions were not providing the mandatory 15 percent free seats to economically poor students. The petition...more

Abuse of Dominance Under Competition Act 2002

by Devesh Pandey on

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

Fighting Foreclosures and Evictions

by Jeffrey Feuer on

A booklet developed for the Street Law Project of the National Lawyers Guild. How tenants and former homeowners can fight back against evictions and foreclosures....more

Charity Million Dollar Home Raffles in California and The Ten Percent (10%) Rule Attorneys Must Advise Non-Profit Clients To...

by Sebastian Gibson on

There is a set of complex rules that Charity and Non-Profit Organization Attorneys must convey to charity organization clients seeking to hold a charity raffle. In vogue today are charity million dollar home raffles. If the...more

Age Discrimination Complaints in California - Which Government Agency Should An Age Discrimination Attorney Choose?

by Sebastian Gibson on

For California age discrimination lawyers and those discriminated against because of their age, there is a wide choice of government agencies at which to file an age discrimination complaint. With the list of acronyms for...more

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