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Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor Blog

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Ohio Appellate Court Dismisses FCRA Class Claim for Lack of Article III Standing, Citing Spokeo

USA - December 8 2017 On December 5, a Court of Appeals for the state of Ohio affirmed dismissal of a putative FCRA class claim against Ohio State University on the basis…

GAO Sounds Death Knell for the CFPB’s Key Statement of its “Disparate Impact” Theories in Indirect Auto Finance

USA - December 6 2017 On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") levelled a heavy blow on a major regulatory initiative of the Consumer…

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein Reorganizes DOJ

USA - December 6 2017 Just shy of one year as the N.C. Attorney General, Josh Stein has reorganized NC DOJ - eliminating one prior Division (the Administrative Division)…

Consulting New Leadership on Case Against Tribal Lenders, CFPB Obtains Extension

USA - December 5 2017 With President Trump’s pick, Mick Mulvaney, remaining as the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the CFPB has filed a motion…

Bad Day for Payday Lender: Jury Convicts Online Lender of $220M

USA - December 4 2017 Recently, a Manhattan federal jury convicted Richard Moseley Sr., the head of an online network of payday lenders and loan servicers, on charges of…

Auto Lending—and Delinquencies—Stay on Upward Trend

USA - December 1 2017 A recent report released by the Center for Microeconomic Data at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that American household debt continues to…

Bank to Pay $2.8 Million in Consumer Restitution to Settle Alleged Deceptive Fee Practices

USA - November 30 2017 The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System recently issued a Consent Order against Peoples Bank, based in Lawrence, Kansas, to settle claims…

District Court Rejects Argument that Background Check Disclosure is Not “Standalone” Document

USA - November 30 2017 The Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates more than credit. It includes provisions that govern employers who obtain consumer reports on applicants in…

Ninth Circuit: ESPN App User Data is Not Personal Information

USA - November 30 2017 In an opinion issued November 29, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of Chad Eichenberger’s lawsuit against ESPN for allegedly…

CFPB Removes Ban on Arbitration Agreements from CFR Following Congressional and Presidential Disapproval of Rule

USA - November 28 2017 As anticipated, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has officially removed from publication a rule that would have prohibited arbitration…