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PHH Fine on Hold, Says D.C. Circuit

On August 3, 2015, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals entered an order staying Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray’s June 4, 2015, order imposing injunctive relief and disgorgement of over $109...more

CFPB Enforces RESPA in its First Appellate Decision of the Director

In the first appeal of an administrative enforcement proceeding before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”), the administrative law judge (ALJ) concluded that PHH Corporation, a mortgage lender, referred...more

CFPB Director Cordray Issues First-Ever Agency Appellate Decision in RESPA Case

The Director of the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, issued a decision yesterday in the first appeal of a Bureau administrative enforcement action. Cordray’s decision upholds in part,...more

CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion

On March 9, 2015, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray presided over oral argument in the first appeal hearing of an administrative enforcement action. The appeal involves two companies that...more

HHS Settlement: Dumpster-Diving Leads to Settlement for Improper Disposal of Documents Containing Protected Health Information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS) recently announced that it has reached an agreement with a small pharmacy to resolve potential HIPAA violations. The settlement arose from the...more

Health Care Update - December 2014

In This Issue: - FDA Releases Menu Labeling Rule - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Upcoming Congressional Hearings - Excerpt from FDA...more

New Requirements Regarding Flood Insurance in Massachusetts

On July 23, 2014 , Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Further Regulating Flood Insurance”, effective November 20, 2014. Links to the Act and to “Frequently Asked Questions” prepared by the Massachusetts Division...more

CFPB Initiates Administrative Proceeding Against Mortgage Lender

Subsequent to its denial of a mortgage lender’s petition to set aside a civil investigative demand in 2012, the CFPB publicly announced that it had served Notice of Charges, initiating an administrative proceeding against the...more

The End of Unlimited FDIC Insurance: How Banks Can Retain—and Depositors Can Protect—Their Uninsured Deposits

In an attempt to limit the flight of deposits from insured depository institutions resulting from the 2008 fiscal crisis, Section 343 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act provided temporary,...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

Dodd-Frank Implementation: Navigating the Road Ahead

Table of Contents: Introduction; Financial Stability Reform; Resolution Planning; Agencies and Agency Oversight Reform; Securitization Reform; Derivatives Regulation; Investor Protection Reform; Credit Rating Agency...more

Special Alert: CFPB Announces First Determination Of A Petition to Modify Or Set Aside A Civil Investigative Demand

On September 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its first Decision and Order on a petition to modify or set aside a civil investigative demand (CID). ...more

UK Launches Motor Insurance Market Investigation

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred the UK’s private motor insurance market to the Competition Commission (CC) for an-depth investigation because it suspects that the market may not be working well for motorists. It...more

CFPB Declines to Modify or Set Aside Civil Investigative Demand

The CFPB has commenced an investigation to determine whether the practice of ceding premiums from private mortgage insurance companies to captive reinsurance subsidiaries of certain mortgage lenders violates Section 8 of the...more

California Alert: New Law Significantly Changes Lapse Requirements for Individual and Group Life Insurance

The California Legislature has passed and the Governor has signed A.B. 1747, which will become effective on January 1, 2013. The new law (1) establishes a new minimum grace period during which individual and group life...more

Regulators Issue Memorandum of Understanding

Five federal supervisory agencies, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the National Credit Union...more

HHS Officials Explain Risk Adjustment Methodology

On May 7th and 8th, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) held a public meeting on risk adjustment, the process through which, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), funds are transferred from...more

Massachusetts Releases Health Care Cost Containment Legislation

Massachusetts continues to be at the national forefront of health care reform. Since becoming the first state in the nation to expand access aimed at universal health care coverage through Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006,...more

New Mexico Ignition Interlock - Informational Flyer

Arrested for DWI in New Mexico? How to get your Ignition Interlock License....more

Poll Shows Strong Support for Health Insurance Transparency

The Obama administration’s effort at health-care reform—known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA—has an image problem. Virtually every poll asking Americans what they think of its provisions demonstrates not only widespread...more

HHS Publishes Health Insurance Premium Rate Review Final Rule Effective September 1st and List of States with Effective Rate...

EBG Introduces Interactive National Rate Review Scorecard On May 23, 2011, the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the United States...more

And the New HIPAA Cop Is … HHS Appoints Contractor to Conduct HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits

On June 10, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded to KPMG a $9.2 million contract to create an audit protocol and then audit covered entities’ and business associates’ compliance with the privacy and...more

FDIC Staff Teleconference on Overdraft Payment Program Supervisory Guidance on March 29

Staff from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC's) Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection will host a teleconference on March 29 to discuss the 2010 Overdraft Payment Program Supervisory Guidance issued...more

Address Change for FDIC's Consumer Response Center

Today the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced a change in address for its Consumer Response Center (CRC) within the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection. This address change requires all...more

New Restitution Remedy Proposed for Insurers and Licensees in California

On March 1, 2011, California State Senator Noreen Evans introduced Senate Bill 361 as spot bill legislation. The legislation was at the request of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones who seeks to enable consumers to...more

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