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CFPB sues for-profit college giant ITT, alleging strategy of abusive lending practices

USA - March 25 2014 After signaling its intention to crack down on deceptive marketing and predatory lending practices by for-profit colleges, the Consumer Financial...

Michael L. Mallow, Patrick N. Downes.

Justice Department and CFPB announce $98 million settlement of auto lending discrimination allegation

USA - January 10 2014 The U.S. Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced a $98 million settlement - the largest auto loan...

Michael L. Mallow, Livia M. Kiser.

Back to the future: The CFPB’s arbitration report could signal a return to the days before concepcion

USA - January 7 2014 The "preliminary" report on consumer arbitration issued late last year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appears to be another marker along...

Michael L. Mallow, Livia M. Kiser.

FTC cracks down on payment processors

USA - December 16 2013 The Federal Trade Commission is intensifying its regulatory and enforcement focus on payment processors and payment methods that the agency believes...

Michael L. Mallow.

Hold the phone: dramatic increase in California “illegal recording” class actions

USA - August 13 2013 We have recently observed a dramatic uptick in California consumer class actions alleging that businesses have illegally recorded telephone...

Michael L. Mallow, Christine Reilly.