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Trustee and loan servicer are in privity for purposes of applying res judicata

USA - March 21 2013 The U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia has joined district courts from Alabama, Nevada, and Tennessee in holding that for...

The Bureau and DOJ “agree to agree” on fair lending

USA - December 11 2012 On December 6, 2012, the CFPB and the Department of Justice executed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening their coordination in connection with fair lending investigations....

FTC staff comments on extending Reg E to prepaid cards

USA - July 31 2012 The staff of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection has weighed in on the CFPB’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking information on extending Regulation E requirements to general purpose reloadable prepaid cards or GPR cards....

Mercedes K. Tunstall.

Consumer groups advocate banning overdraft fees and short-term, small-dollar loan features for prepaid cards

USA - July 30 2012 Last week, a coalition of 26 consumer groups, civil rights advocates, and community organizations submitted comments to the CFPB urging it to issue regulations banning overdraft fees and short-term, small-dollar loan features on prepaid cards....

Initial analyses of CFPB complaint data show misleading nature of data

USA - June 28 2012 Recall that when the CFPB launched the Consumer Complaint Database, its expressed hope that “the marketplace of ideas” i.e., the public would study and analyze the information disclosed in the database in order to “determine what the data shows.”...