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Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
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STOCK Act Loses Much of Its Teeth, but Members of Congress Aim to Change That
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
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The programming at the ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee meeting included an excellent panel discussion addressing whether the creation of the CFPB and the appointment of Director Richard Cordray were Constitutional....more
On December 20, President Obama signed two bills impacting bank supervision and compliance. These bills were sent to the President after the Senate approved both measures on December 11. The first, H.R.4014, amends the...more
On December 14, 2012, the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs issued a scathing staff report entitled:...more
On December 20, 2012, President Obama signed into law (1) the bill amending the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (H.R. 4367) to eliminate the ATM fee sticker requirement, and (2) the bill amending the Federal Deposit Insurance...more
While continuing congressional inaction on the fiscal cliff is getting most of the ink/pixels in news headlines over the last couple weeks, several privacy bills have advanced in the House and Senate....more
The U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, has passed a bill previously approved by the House of Representatives (H.R. 4014) that amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to provide protection against waiver of the...more
Yesterday, the Senate passed H.R. 4014, an important bill that clarifies that privileged materials produced to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) retain their privileged character as to third parties. Because the...more
In a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, EPIC has recommended that Congress require the Federal Trade Commission to consider more carefully the public's views on proposed privacy settlements. EPIC also recommended that...more
Tra il Gennaio 2001 e il Settembre 2012, sono poste a confronto le seguenti tre serie:
1) Commercio al dettaglio a valori nominali;
2)Prezzi al consumo (indice armonizzato Europa, HICP);
3) Commercio al dettaglio in...more
With President Obama’s reelection and control of the Senate remaining firmly in control of the Democrats, the CFPB’s hand has strengthened. I had been saying all along that even if Mitt Romney became President, it was...more
On October 10, Senator Rockefeller (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent letters to nine data brokers seeking information about how those companies compile and sell consumer information. ...more
A little over one year ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) became the nation’s first federal agency focused solely on protecting consumers in the financial marketplace. In this critical role, the CFPB...more
Three states have joined a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), a Dodd-Frank-created regulatory body headed by the Treasury secretary. The panel, composed of top...more
The formal legislative session for 2011-2012 concluded on July 31st. The session was defined by landmark legislation in healthcare cost containment, economic development, energy, and consumer protection. The Legislature will...more
The long-anticipated Memorandum of Understanding between the state attorneys general and the CFPB to address information sharing seems to have hit a snag. It has been reported that a group of Republican state AGs have refused...more
The CFPB on September 12 announced the appointment of 25 people to its Consumer Advisory Board, 14 people to its Community Bank Advisory Council, 15 people to its Credit Union Advisory Council and, most significantly, six...more
Four Democratic senators recently submitted a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray requesting that the agency consider regulations restricting the use of medical debts in credit...more
The CFPB has issued its second Semi-Annual Report to the President and Congress covering the CFPB’s activities from January 1 through June 30, 2012. While much of the report recycles information previously released by the...more
The CFPB has filed its first enforcement action. It did so in a sealed complaint filed on July 18 in federal court in California against a law firm that offered mortgage assistance relief services to consumers. The complaint...more
In addition to general concerns about the CFPB’s impact on the consumer financial services industry, special concerns have been raised about how new CFPB regulatory requirements will impact small businesses. Dodd-Frank made...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
With many of the world’s eyes turning to London this...more
On Tuesday July 17, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D.-SD) introduced a new bill, S. 3394, which combines two consumer-related regulatory initiatives that had already been separately introduced and passed by...more
On July 12, Representatives Renacci (R-OH) and Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced H.R. 6125, a bill that would amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to grant protections to documents and information submitted by banks and...more
- ABOUT THE FIRM/ABOUT THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP
A. Mortgage Market CFPB Wades Through QM... 4
Bureau Gives Mortgage Industry a Pleasant Surprise with...more
Enduring debt collection can be a horrifying experience: calls all day, confusing and threatening letters and fear of legal action by creditors. Did you know that federal law regulates the practices of debt collectors? At...more
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