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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 28 Oct 2017

Senate strikes down the CPFB prohibition on class action waivers

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, , the U.S. Senate voted 51-50 (with Vice President Pence breaking the tie) to strike down a rule issued by the Consumer Financial


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 15 Jun 2017

Supreme Court Holds Debt Buyers Not Subject to FDCPA

This decision may interest and benefit certain purchasers of defaulted mortgage loans who later face FDCPA claims. This decision


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 24 May 2017

Are the Federal Courts or the Republican Controlled Congress the Greater Threat to the CFPB?

Many banking lawyers believe recent actions by federal courts, and by Congress represent the greatest threat to the Consumer Financial Protection


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2017

Safety and Soundness and the Bankruptcy Code: Does a Bank Commit a Safety and Soundness Violation by Failing to Comply with the Bankruptcy Rules?

It is fair to say that not many, if any, banks have internal controls or policies and procedures to identify and mitigate deficiencies in the


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2017

The Growing Importance of Consumer Compliance in Community Reinvestment Act Ratings: Did the OCC Cross the Line In Its CRA Rating of Wells Fargo

Media reports have recently focused on the Needs to Improve Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 6 Jan 2016

The Class Action Wave May Be Approaching

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau ("CFPB") recently announced that it was considering a rule that would ban consumer financial companies from


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 12 Feb 2013

CFPB issues warning to mortgage servicers

On February 11, 2013, in response to the increased volume of mortgage servicing transfers and the potential impact of these transfers on consumers


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 23 Jan 2013

CFPB considers regulating retirement investment industry

Bloomberg has reported that the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, is considering whether


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 28 Dec 2012

Criminal background checks in 2013: FCRA, meet Title VII

As we all know, if an employer uses a third party to conduct criminal background checks for it, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2012

Important changes to Fair Credit Reporting Act forms

Those employers that conduct Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") background checks need to be aware that three important FCRA forms have been revised.

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