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CFPB Finally Acknowledges Arbitration Rule “Has No Force or Effect”

Two weeks after President Trump signed H.J. Res. 111, the joint resolution passed by the House and Senate disapproving the CFPB arbitration rule, the CFPB has formally acknowledged Congress’ override of the rule under the...more

Director Cordray criticizes CRA override of CFPB arbitration rule

In a blog post last week, we noted that there had been no official statement from the CFPB about Congress’ override of the CFPB’s arbitration rule, which President Trump signed on November 1....more

Finance industry groups file dismissal notice in lawsuit seeking to overturn CFPB arbitration rule

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by industry groups in a Texas federal district court against the CFPB to overturn the final arbitration rule have filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal....more

President Trump signs CFPB arbitration rule override

Yesterday, President Trump signed H.J. Res. 111, the joint resolution passed by the House and Senate disapproving the CFPB arbitration rule. The House and Senate actions were taken pursuant to the Congressional Review Act...more

Cordray’s Letter to President Trump Distorts Impact of Arbitration Rule

CFPB Director Richard Cordray yesterday sent a letter to President Trump asking him to uphold the Bureau’s arbitration rule even though the Senate recently joined the House in authorizing a repeal of the rule under the...more

Senate overrides CFPB arbitration rule

We are pleased to report that the U.S. Senate voted last night, 51 to 50, to override the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final arbitration rule.  The rule would have prohibited the use of class action waivers in...more

Congress Overrides CFPB Arbitration Rule

We are pleased to report that the U.S. Senate voted last night, 51 to 50, to override the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's final arbitration rule. The rule would have prohibited the use of class action waivers in...more

Treasury Department Report Eviscerates CFPB Arbitration Rule

In a scathing report released yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury concludes that the CFPB’s final arbitration rule “failed to meaningfully evaluate whether prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer...more

Finance Industry Seeks to Preliminarily Enjoin CFPB Arbitration Rule

In an important development in the federal court lawsuit by industry groups seeking to overturn the CFPB’s arbitration rule, the plaintiffs recently filed a motion for a preliminary injunction. ...more

Noreika-Cordray Dispute Escalates as Senate Nears Vote on CFPB Arbitration Rule

Since last summer, Acting U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika and CFPB Director Richard Cordray have exchanged polar-opposite views on whether the CFPB’s final arbitration rule should be repealed....more

More details on finance industry’s CFPB arbitration rule lawsuit

As promised previously, here are further details on the lawsuit filed by industry groups against the CFPB to overturn the final arbitration rule.  The complaint largely mirrors our heavy criticism of the rule. ...more

SCOTUS Weighs Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in three cases—NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, and Ernst & Young, et al. v. Morris—to resolve whether arbitration provisions in employment agreements...more

Finance Industry Files Lawsuit to Overturn CFPB Arbitration Rule

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers Association, Financial Services Roundtable, American Financial Services Association, Texas Association of Business, Texas Bankers Association,...more

In A Stunning Rebuke To CFPB, OCC Finds Arbitration Rule Will Significantly Increase Cost Of Consumer Credit

In a September 20 report, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) seriously undermined the integrity and completeness of the CFPB’s empirical study of consumer arbitration that purports to be the foundation for...more

Professor Sovern Disagrees with Senator Warren and Concedes that Consumers Do Well in Arbitration But Raises Another Red Herring

Professor Jeff Sovern has responded to our recent blog, “Senator Warren’s Numbers Don’t Add Up,” with a blog of his own. He does not contest the main point of our blog, which was that Senator Warren’s claim that consumers...more

Senator Warren’s Numbers Don’t Add Up

In a press release issued earlier this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren argued that the CFPB’s arbitration rule should not be repealed under the Congressional Review Act because consumers recovered “in only 9 percent of the...more

Equifax And The CFPB Arbitration Rule: A Tempest In A Teapot

The recent data breach disclosure by Equifax raised an outcry from consumer advocates trying to link the data breach to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final arbitration rule. They are portraying this...more

Dancer's Claims Against Club Not Subject to Arbitration Clause, Third Circuit Rules

Employers should take note of a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case involving the arbitration clause in an independent contractor agreement....more

Director Cordray’s Op-Ed Disregards Many Inconvenient Facts

In an op-ed published in today’s New York Times, CFPB Director Richard Cordray argues against congressional repeal of the agency’s final arbitration rule by “correcting the record.” He contends that the CFPB’s March 2015...more

State AGs urge Senate rejection of CRA resolution to disapprove CFPB arbitration rule

A group of 19 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia attorney general have sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer expressing the AGs’ “strong...more

Acting Comptroller passes on FSOC challenge to CFPB arbitration rule

In a statement released today, Acting Comptroller Keith Noreika announced that he will not petition the Financial Stability Oversight Council to stay the effective date of the CFPB’s final arbitration rule....more

CFPB final arbitration rule to be published in Federal Register on July 19

The CFPB final arbitration rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register today, July 19. The rule’s effective date will be the 60th day after publication and the compliance date will be March 19, 2018. Based...more

Acting Comptroller asks Director Cordray to delay publication of CFPB final arbitration rule

Keith Noreika, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency, has sent a letter dated July 17 to Director Cordray asking him to delay publication of the CFPB’s final arbitration rule in the Federal Register. The July 17 letter...more

Professor Sovern unfairly criticizes Senator Cotton’s stance on CFPB final arbitration rule

Recently, Professor Jeff Sovern criticized Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas for announcing that he would seek to block the CFPB’s final arbitration rule using the Congressional Review Act. Professor Sovern quoted Senator...more

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