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Whistleblowers Now Actually Have to Report to The SEC For Dodd-Frank Protection

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that protect whistleblowers from being fired, demoted, or harassed by their employers...more

State AGs urge SCOTUS to review Ninth Circuit cy pres class action settlement decision; DOJ to step up CAFA class action...

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A bipartisan group of 16 state attorneys general has filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision upholding the district court’s approval of a...more

Northern District of Illinois Reaffirms That State Court Procedural Missteps Alone Are Insufficient to Sustain a Claim Under the...

by Locke Lord LLP on

On February 15, 2018, Judge Harry D. Leinenweber of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois reaffirmed that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) does not provide borrowers with a...more

Church Provides No Sanctuary: Sixth Circuit’s FDCPA Decision May Breathe New Life into TCPA Spokeo Arguments

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

A number of Circuit Courts of Appeal have addressed Spokeo challenges to consumer protection statutes in the 646 days (and counting) since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, ––– U.S. ––––, 136 S. Ct....more

Court Dismisses Credit Union’s Challenge to Mulvaney’s Appointment

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a New York credit union that challenged the President’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as the Acting Director of the CFPB. The credit union had sought a declaratory judgment...more

Pierre v. Midland Credit: Three Significant Lessons for Debt Collectors

by Locke Lord LLP on

On February 5, 2018, debt collectors took a significant defeat in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Pierre v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., 1:16-cv-02895. Judge Henry D. Leinenweber...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

AG Elections- Democrat Joseph Siegelman Declares Candidacy for Alabama Attorney General- Democrat Joseph Siegelman, a Birmingham personal injury attorney and the son of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman, announced...more

CFPB Issues a Request for Information Regarding Administrative Adjudications

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The CFPB has issued a Request for Information, seeking comments from the public regarding how it might better improve its administrative adjudication processes, including the Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings...more

D.C. Circuit Upholds CFPB’s Constitutionality: Why the PHH Case Underscores the Importance of Internal Agency Discipline

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On January 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a plurality opinion en banc that confirmed the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) governance by a sole Director, while...more

4th Circuit Defines “Defendant” Narrowly under CAFA for Federal Jurisdiction

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The Fourth Circuit recently reaffirmed its holding in Palisades Collections LLC v. Shorts, 552 F.3d 327 (4th Cir. 2008), that an additional counter-defendant is not entitled to federal removal jurisdiction under the Class...more

Five amicus briefs filed in support of English appeal

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Five amicus briefs have been filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of Leandra English. Ms. English has appealed the district court’s denial of her preliminary injunction motion in her action...more

Financial Services Weekly News - February 2018

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Editor's Note - In This Issue. State regulators agreed to a multistate compact to standardize key components of the licensing process for money services businesses (MSBs); the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve...more

Just Before the Super Bowl, the D.C. Circuit in PHH Mortgage gives Industry a Field Goal, Withholds Touchdown

Following nearly three years of litigation, the D.C. Circuit handed down a 7 to 3 ruling in PHH Corp. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The two hundred fifty page opinion addressed not only the constitutional...more

Eastern District of New York Court Holds Debt Collection Letter Stating Settlement May Have Tax Consequences Does Not Violate the...

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In Ceban v. Capital Management Services, L.P., Case No. 17-cv-4554 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 17, 2018), the District Court held that the statement “[t]his settlement may have tax consequences” in a debt collection letter does not...more

10th Circuit Rules FDCPA Does Not Apply to Non-Judicial Foreclosure Proceedings

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a non-debt collector defendant seeking a non-judicial foreclosure was not liable to a borrower/plaintiff for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...more

Win Some, Lose Some: Trump Gets A Loss And A Win In The Fight To Control The CFPB

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: One court upholds protection of Dodd-Frank limiting the President’s removal authority, while another court stifles a challenge against Mulvaney serving as acting Director of CFPB....more

Seventh Circuit Rejects Use of Miller "Safe Harbor" Language When a Debt Cannot Increase

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Safe harbor language is not always safe, as illustrated by a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Boucher v. Finance System of Green Bay....more

Oral argument set for April 12 in English preliminary injunction appeal

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear oral argument on April 12, 2018 in Leandra English’s appeal of the district court’s denial of her preliminary injunction motion in her action seeking a...more

7th Circuit Finds Debt Collector Misused “Safe Harbor” Language in its Dunning Letter to Creditors

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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court decision regarding a debt collectors’ use of “safe harbor language” in a dunning letter in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) class action...more

Court dismisses credit union’s lawsuit challenging Mulvaney’s appointment

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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed for lack of Article III standing the lawsuit filed by a credit union challenging President Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as CFPB Acting...more

District Court Dismisses Suit Over Collection Letter

Any opinion that starts out by stating “[t]his case is about $82.00” is not likely to go well for one party and in this instance, that was the case for Nestor Saroza. ...more

Back from the Dead: The D.C. Circuit Breathes Life Into RESPA Section 8 Safe Harbor

by K&L Gates LLP on

Through its recent en banc decision in PHH Corp. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the D.C. Circuit reinstated the holding of the three-judge panel regarding the safe harbor provision in Section 8(c) of the Real Estate...more

An En Banc Panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds the Constitutionality of the CFPB

On October 11, 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia consisting of Judges Henderson and Kavanaugh and Senior Circuit Judge Randolph decided the case of PHH Corp. v. Consumer Financial...more

D.C. Circuit Issues Long-awaited Decision in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, Reinstating the Panel’s RESPA Holdings

by Goodwin on

On January 31, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (D.C. Circuit), sitting en banc, issued its long-awaited decision in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, holding that the provision of the Dodd-Frank Act shielding the single...more

Long-awaited Decision in PHH Corp. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

by Goodwin on

On January 31, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, issued its long-awaited decision in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, holding that the provision of the Dodd-Frank Act shielding the single director of...more

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