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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Invalidates Small-Dollar Rule, Throws the Future of the CFPB Into Question

USA - October 20 2022 On October 19, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Community Financial Services Association of America, et al. V. CFPB…

Jason R. Bushby, R. Aaron Chastain, Christopher K. Friedman, Jonathan R. Kolodziej

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Direct Collection of Borrower Information to Further Fair Lending and Fair Servicing Aims

USA - August 16 2022 Two recent announcements by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will push the mortgage servicing industry to increase its collection and…

Christopher K. Friedman, Jonathan R. Kolodziej

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, David Long Jr., Andrew J. Narod, Britney M. Williams

CFPB Director Addresses the Final Report of the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity

USA - March 24 2022 The current leadership of the CFPB has not been shy about highlighting the importance of fair lending—and it is becoming increasingly clear that fair…

Beryl Newchurch Billings, Christopher K. Friedman, David Long Jr., Andrew J. Narod

CFPB Fall Supervisory Highlights Shed Light on Agency Priorities - Mortgage Servicing Loss Mitigation Violations

USA - January 5 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has been a focal point for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - especially with regard to mortgage servicers and…

Christopher K. Friedman, Shelby D. Lomax