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August beach read series: CFPB’s supervision of student lending and servicing takes shape

August 20 2013 Over the past year, the CFPB has started to publicly outline its supervisory approach to student lending and servicing. In doing so, it repeatedly…

CFPB enters proposed order against remainder of defendants in 2016 structured settlement action

December 22 2021 On December 17, the CFPB filed a proposed stipulated final judgment and order in an action accusing defendants of allegedly employing abusive…

Texas Bans Credit Card Surcharges

June 14 2017 On May 27, Texas passed legislation that bans surcharges on credit card transactions. Existing Texas law prohibits businesses from increasing the…

Special Alert: California Assembly to introduce legislation for Covid-19-related relief for mortgage loans, vehicle-secured credit, PACE financing, and deferred deposit transactions

May 11 2020 We understand that the California State Assembly will shortly propose amendments to Assembly Bill No. 2501 to create the "COVID-19 Homeowner, Tenant…

District Court enters settlement with defendant in 2016 CFPB structured settlement action

November 30 2021 On November 18, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland entered a stipulated final judgment and order against one of the individual…

Colorado enacts medical debt collection bill

June 14 2022 On June 9, the Colorado governor signed HB 1285, which prohibits hospitals from taking certain debt collection actions against a patient if the…

OFAC clarifies certain Russia-related prohibitions

June 14 2022 On June 9, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the publication of new Russia-related FAQs. Among other…

DOJ: $4.5 million judgment entered against defendants for targeting Hispanic homeowners

June 14 2022 On June 10, the DOJ announced that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a consent order against several defendants…

Hsu highlights importance of MDIs, CDFIs

June 14 2022 On June 9, acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu spoke before the 2022 Community Development Bankers Association Peer Forum to discuss…

OFAC issues Covid-related general licenses and FAQs

June 14 2022 On June 10, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Syria General License (GL) 21A, Venezuela GL 39A, and Iran…