The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a study that is critical of arbitration in the context of consumer claims, contenting that arbitration “restricts” the rights and remedies of consumers by limiting or prohibiting class actions.  For a summary of the study and links to the study and a summary fact sheet, visit our Class Action blog. It may be questionable whether the CFPB has given appropriate consideration to the various United States Supreme Court and federal Court of Appeals opinions concerning the enforceability of arbitration agreements under the Federal Arbitration Act, and it will be interesting to see how this CFPB’s arbitration-related pronouncements develop. Since the CFPB’s principal focus is on consumer issues, it remains to be seen if and how its activities in this area may affect the resolution of reinsurance disputes.