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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

Third Circuit Says “Umbrella Damages” Bar Does Not Preclude Antitrust Standing Where Product Is Partly Comprised of Materials Not...

In a case of first impression, the Third Circuit recently held in In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, No. 16-3795, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 2698 (3d Cir. Jan. 22, 2018), that a direct purchaser of a product,...more

D.C. Circuit Rules CFPB's View of RESPA Was Wrong but Its Structure is Constitutional

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On January 31, 2018, the en banc D.C. Circuit handed down its opinion in the PHH v. CFPB case, which we've discussed at length. It held, 7 to 3, that the CFPB's single-director-removable-only-for-cause structure is...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

Saved by the En Banc: CFPB Appears Here To Stay

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) has been an agency under fire. Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has begun to institute significant changes at the Bureau. And last year, a panel of the D.C. Circuit...more

Sovereign Immunity for State Plaintiffs in Antitrust Class Actions?

The Third Circuit recently denied a petition for rehearing en banc a panel’s earlier decision in the In re Flonase Antitrust Litigation. In that case, the panel decision addressed the degree to which class settlements can...more

Five amicus briefs filed in support of English appeal

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

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

Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup - February 2018

DOJ Expands Opioid Enforcement Efforts Using Data Analytics - On Jan. 30, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that over the next 45 days, as part of its continued increase in opioid-related enforcement, the Drug...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

CFPB seeks comments on its administrative enforcement proceedings

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has issued a request for information that seeks comment on how the CFPB can improve its administrative adjudication processes, including its “Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings” codified at 12 CFR part...more

D.C. Circuit Rules CFPB’s View of RESPA Was Wrong But its Structure is Constitutional

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On January 31, 2018, the en banc D.C. Circuit handed down its opinion in the PHH v. CFPB case, which we’ve discussed at length. It held, 7 to 3, that the CFPB’s single-director-removable-only-for-cause structure is...more

PHH’s hidden gem

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The long-awaited en banc decision in PHH Corp., v. CFPB has finally been issued. The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and reversed a prior...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

PHH v. CFPB: Beyond the Headlines, A Big Win For Industry

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

There was something for everyone in the long-awaited decision from the en banc D.C. Circuit in PHH Corp. v. CFPB. In the part of the decision that has garnered widespread attention, the D.C. Circuit held that the structure of...more

CFPB is Constitutional, But Makes $100 Million Mistake In Interpreting the Law

by Clark Hill PLC on

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long awaited decision in PHH v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, holding by a 7-3 decision that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB or Bureau) single-Director...more

The CFPB is not going anywhere—Except Maybe the U.S. Supreme Court—Following DC Circuit en banc Decision

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

We've been following PHH's longstanding challenge of the CFPB's imposition of a fine against it for alleged RESPA kickback violations, through which elemental questions regarding the Bureau's constitutionality were tested....more

Reversing Course, D.C. Circuit Declares CFPB Structure Constitutional

In a divided ruling of the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the court held that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) structure is constitutional, reflecting a legislative desire to establish a...more

Full D.C. Circuit Rejects CFPB Interpretation of RESPA, Holds Agency Structure Constitutional

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday reinstated a three-judge panel’s decision holding that the CFPB’s interpretation of Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) is contrary to law and...more

Full Panel of D.C. Circuit Upholds CFPB Structure, Reversing Earlier Decision

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Earlier today, an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the CFPB was constitutionally structured, reversing an earlier decision by a divided three-judge panel and holding that the...more

Full D.C. Circuit Court, Reversing Decision Below, Holds that CFPB’s Independent Structure is Constitutional; also Reinstates...

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In a long-awaited constitutional decision regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today in PHH v. CFPB reversed a prior ruling by a three-judge panel that the CFPB...more

Dinner Invite Fax Could Be an Ad

A three-page fax inviting the recipients to a dinner program could constitute an advertisement and was sufficient to establish standing, an Illinois federal court has ruled in denying a defendant’s motion to dismiss a TCPA...more

D.C. Circuit Court Confirms Mulvaney’s Appointment as Acting Director of the CFPB

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The U.S. District Court for D.C. has again ruled that President Trump had the authority to appoint an acting Director to the CFPB upon the resignation of Richard Cordray under the authority of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act...more

Supreme Court Says No More Spokeo: Portents for Other Standing Cases?

by Carlton Fields on

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in Spokeo II. As we previously reported, Spokeo II asked the Court to determine, in light of conflicting circuit court decisions, whether...more

Ninth Circuit Holds That a Prohibition on Credit Card Surcharges Abridges Merchants’ Freedom of Speech in Violation of First...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Italian Colors Rest. v. Becerra (“Italian Colors”), upheld an as-applied constitutional challenge to a California law prohibiting retailers from imposing a surcharge on customers paying...more

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