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CSBS Announces $5.2 Million Multi-State Enforcement Action Against Maryland-Based Mortgage Lender To Resolve Allegations Of Misconduct Relating To Continuing Education And Testing Of Mortgage Loan Originators

On April 13, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (“CSBS”) announced a settlement agreement and consent order following a coordinated enforcement action launched by 43 states against a non-bank mortgage lender after finding…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

FTC Settles With Debt Brokers For Leaking Sensitive Consumer Information

On April 13, the FTC announced that two debt brokers agreed to settle two separate cases filed last year involving the leaking of over 55,000 consumers’ personal information. The brokers allegedly shared consumers’ personal…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

What FCC’s Transparency Rule Means For Internet Privacy

There has been extensive coverage of the Federal Communication Commission’s new Open Internet Order, including questions about its ultimate fate, given pending court challenges. One element of the order that has not gotten…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

OCC Issues Updated RESPA Examination Guidance to Supervised Institutions

On April 14, the OCC issued the “Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act” booklet as part of the Comptroller’s Handbook, which is prepared for use by OCC examiners in connection with their examination and supervision of national…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

White House Proposes To Rescind Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

On April 14, President Obama submitted to Congress a report and certifications signaling the Administration’s intent to rescind Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, according to a statement by the White House…more
| Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

DOJ Submits 2014 Equal Credit Opportunity Act Annual Report to Congress

On April 13, the DOJ released its 2014 Annual Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) Report highlighting its activities to address credit discrimination. The twenty-page report highlights discrimination lawsuits and settlements in…more
| Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Military Law, Real Estate - Residential

FTC Releases 2014 Annual Highlights Report

On April 15, the FTC released its 2014 Annual Highlights Report (Report), summarizing the FTC’s work during the prior year to protect consumers and promote competition in industries such as mobile technology, healthcare, and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection

GA Department of Banking and Finance Orders Florida Mortgage Lender to Shut Down for Unlicensed Lending Activities

On April 8, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance issued an Order to Cease and Desist (Order) to a Florida-based mortgage lender. The lender allegedly engaged in residential mortgage origination, brokering, and/or…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Arkansas Amends Penalties for Unlicensed Collection Agency Activities

On April 8, the Arkansas General Assembly approved H.B.1668, which amends its collection agencies law to allow unlicensed collection agencies operating within the state to pay a $10,000 civil penalty to be considered…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Georgia Banking Regulator Revokes License of Pennsylvania Mortgage Lender

On April 13, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (Department) entered into a Consent Order (Order) with a Pennsylvania-based mortgage lender and its owners for failing to file a timely application with the state…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Residential

Target and MasterCard Reach $19 Million Agreement Over Data Breach

On April 15, retail company Target agreed to set aside up to $19 million to settle claims brought by MasterCard and its credit card issuers to cover operational costs and fraud-related losses resulting from a data breach…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CFPB Orders Mortgage Lender to Pay $250,000 Penalty for Deceptive Advertising

On April 9, the CFPB announced a consent order with a California-based mortgage lender, requiring the lender to pay a $250,000 civil money penalty for advertising that allegedly led customers to believe the company was…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Military Law, Real Estate - Residential

CFPB Files Suit and Obtains Injunction Against Participants of Alleged Illegal Debt Collection Scheme

On April 8, the CFPB announced that it filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on March 26 against participants in an allegedly illegal debt collection operation, involving…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

FCC Enters Into $25 Million Settlement Following Cell Phone Carrier Data Breach

On April 8, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a $25 million settlement with an international telecommunications carrier concerning the unauthorized release of the personal information of nearly 280,000…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Settles with Technology Company for Allegedly Misleading Consumers about Refunds

On April 7, the FTC announced a proposed settlement of an administrative complaint alleging that a web hosting provider violated the Federal Trade Commission Act. According to the press release, the company offered web hosting…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology
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