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FTC Settlement with Auto Dealer Group Demonstrates Treatment of Discriminatory Conduct as “Unfair”

USA - October 24 2022 The FTC issued a release on October 18, 2022, to announce that it has initiated an enforcement action in Maryland against a Washington, D.C.-area…

Christopher K. Friedman, David Long Jr.

CFPB Plans to Increase Regulation over “Buy Now, Pay Later” Lenders

USA - September 22 2022 The Consumer Financial Protect Bureau (CFPB) issued a release on September 15, 2022, announcing its intent to issue additional interpretive guidance…

David Long Jr.

CFPB and DOJ Caution Auto Industry on SCRA Protections

USA - August 8 2022 Auto finance companies and others in the auto space should take note of a recent joint letter issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…

Keith S. Anderson, C. Meade Hartfield

CFPB, DOJ File Complaint Against Non-Bank Mortgage Lender for Deliberate Discrimination Against Minority Families

USA - August 3 2022 On July 27, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint in the United…

Christopher K. Friedman, Christy W. Hancock, David Long Jr., Britney M. Williams

CFPB Issues Advisory Opinion Clarifying Its Views on When Debt Collectors Can Charge Consumers “Convenience Fees”

USA - June 30 2022 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an Advisory Opinion on June 29, 2022, clarifying its view as to the legality under the Fair…

Christian W. Hancock, David Long Jr., Jonathan R. Kolodziej