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Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor Blog

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FTC Conducts First Compliance Sweep Since Amendment to Used Car Rule

USA - July 17 2018 The Federal Trade Commission announced in mid-July that it conducted the first compliance sweep of car dealerships since the effective date of its…

Enforceability of Long-Term Leases Under Statute of Conveyances

USA - July 11 2018 A recent Virginia Supreme Court decision, The Game Place, L.L.C. v. Fredericksburg 35, LLC, 813 S.E.2d 312 (Va. 2018), highlights the long-standing…

Oregon Court Dismisses FCRA Class Claim Against Employer

USA - July 3 2018 On June 21, the United States District Court in Oregon dismissed a plaintiff’s class action complaint alleging his potential employer violated the…

California Passes Sweeping Privacy Changes

USA - June 29 2018 Last night, California legislators passed Assembly Bill 375 (commonly known as the “California Consumer Privacy Act”) that would grant Californians…

Third Circuit Applies ACA Int’l v. FCC to Definition of ATDS and Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendant in TCPA Claim

USA - June 27 2018 The Third Circuit recently applied the D.C. Circuit’s decision in ACA International v. FCC and granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a…

Winter is Here - FTC’s “Operation Game of Loans” Leads to $12 Million Judgment Against Student Loan Debt Relief Company

USA - June 15 2018 The Federal Trade Commission recently reached a settlement agreement with a Los Angeles-based company purporting to offer student loan debt relief…

St. Louis County Enacts “Ban-the-Box” Law for Government Positions

USA - June 14 2018 On June 11, St. Louis County officials signed an executive order, effective immediately, that would “ban the box” and ensure that St. Louis County…

Not Your Average Privacy Law—Vermont Enacts Nation’s Most Expansive Data Broker Legislation

USA - June 14 2018 On May 22, Vermont passed the nation’s most expansive data broker legislation in an effort to provide consumers with more information about data…

The Short and Active Life of the CFPB’s Doomed Office of Students and Young Consumers

USA - June 12 2018 In mid-May 2018, per multiple reports, John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced plans…

What (Some) Employers and (Some) Schools Are Doing to Help Mitigate the Nation’s Student Loan Problem

USA - June 11 2018 As the student loan total keeps climbing and Congress keeps debating what to do, advice from all corners keeps bombarding the nation’s desperate…