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01.11.18  Shutdown's Messy Impact on Consumer Protection Activities
01.09.19  Unanimous Supreme Court Cements Strength of Arbitration Agreements By Rejecting A “Wholly Groundless” Loophole For Avoiding Arbitration
01.07.19  A Small Step Toward 'Employee' Clarity For FCRA
01.07.19  Two Weeks and Counting: How Will the Federal Court System Handle the Ongoing Government Shutdown?
01.02.19  FCC Releases Final Order on Newly Established Reassigned Telephone Number Database with Safe Harbor from TCPA Liability
12.13.18  Some Clarity: Court Holds Screening Reports On Independent Contractors Not Subject to the FCRA Employment Purpose Requirements
11.20.18  High Court Junk Fax Case Is Not Just About Junk Faxes
11.15.18  SCOTUS to Address Impact of FCC’s TCPA Rulings on Courts
11.14.18  Solving The Mystery Of Contracting By Hyperlink
10.02.18  California Strikes Again, Imposing Cost Disclosure Requirements for Small Business Loans
09.21.18  ALERT for Ninth Circuit and TCPA: A System That Has the Capacity to Automatically Dial Stored Numbers is an ATDS
08.27.18  Employers and Consumer Reporting Agencies: Revise a Key FCRA Form NOW
08.03.18  Federal Charters For Fintech: Empowering Disruptors, Increasing Banking Competition
08.01.18  Federal Inaction And State Activity: Student Loan Edition
06.28.18  Private Equity Quarterly - June 2018
06.18.18  Kathy Who? Permanent Director of the CFPB Nominated by President Trump
06.12.18  Supreme Court Prevents Plaintiffs From Bringing Piggyback Class Actions After the Statute of Limitations Has Run under American Pipe
05.22.18  U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Employment Contracts, Adding to its Decisions Consistently Enforcing Arbitration Provisions
05.15.18  FCC Seeks Comment on Interpretation of TCPA Following D.C. Circuit’s ACA Decision
03.26.18  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Vacates Fiduciary Rule
03.23.18  Supreme Court Unanimously Decides that State Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Class Actions Brought Under the Securities Act of 1933
03.16.18  D.C. Circuit Issues Highly Anticipated Ruling in Telephone Consumer Protection Act Appeal
02.15.18  CFPB Announces Subdued Enforcement in 2018-22 Strategic Plan
02.07.18  The Latest On TCPA Exemption For Health Care-Related Calls
01.31.18  D.C. Circuit Holds That CFPB Structure is Constitutional
01.29.18  TCPA and Health-Care Related Calls: Court Expands Definition of “Emergency Purpose” to Include Prescription Refill Reminders
01.17.18  A Closer Look At Consumer Finance Law In 2017, And Beyond
01.16.18  Federal Deregulation Opens the Door for State-Level Threats to Auto Finance
12.21.17  CFPB Withdraws its Consumer Disclosures Survey Signaling that Debt Collection Rulemaking Is No Longer at the Top of the CFPB’s Priorities
11.30.17  TCPA Litigation Still Hot, Poses Significant Litigation Risk
11.15.17  CFPB Director Richard Cordray to Step Down
10.26.17  Congress Kills CFPB’s Arbitration Ban for Financial Services Companies, Returning Focus to State v. Federal Court Wars
10.20.17  California’s Statewide “Ban-The-Box” Law To Go Into Effect January 2018
07.19.17  Arbitration Rule Compliance Date Set for March 19, 2018
07.10.17  CFPB Issues Rule Banning Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Provisions
06.23.17  New Federal Appeals Court Ruling Provides Ray of Sunshine for TCPA Defendants: Contractual Consent to Receive Calls Cannot be Revoked
05.25.17  TCPA Is Not Dead Yet – Court Trebles Eight Figure TCPA Award While World Awaits ACA Decision
05.15.17  Spokeo Strikes Again: Fourth Circuit Reverses and Dismisses $12 Million FCRA Class Action on Spokeo Grounds
01.30.17  Employers Beware: Ninth Circuit Finds Inclusion of Liability Waiver in FCRA Background Check Disclosure Form is a Willful Violation
12.30.16  District Court Finds That “Complete and Up to Date” Requirement of FCRA § 1681K Does Not Include an Accuracy Component
12.21.16  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler Announces Resignation on Dec. 15, 2016, Signaling Potential Reform to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
10.13.16  District of Arizona Grants Summary Judgment to JPMorgan Chase on FCRA Background Screening Class Action
10.12.16  D.C. Circuit Rules CFPB “For Cause” Removal of the Director Unconstitutional, but Declines to Shut it Down
08.09.16  FDIC Proposes Examination Guidance for Third-Party Lending Arrangements
07.05.16  Sirius XM Settles TCPA Class Action for $35 Million
05.16.16  U.S. Supreme Court Remands Spokeo in Ruling that Mere Technical, Statutory Violation Is Insufficient to Confer Article III Standing
05.11.16  FTC Releases New Guidelines for Background Screeners’ Compliance with the FCRA
05.09.16  Eighth Circuit Joins Minority in Circuit Split as to Ascertainability Standard for Class Actions
05.06.16  CFPB Attempts to Sound Death Knell for Consumer Class Action Waivers Used by Financial Institutions
03.02.16  Important Lessons Involving Indirect Auto Lending
02.08.16  First 2016 CFPB Bulletin Reinforces Focus on Furnishers
01.21.16  U.S. Supreme Court Wounds Important Defense to TCPA Class Actions, Raising Already High TCPA Risks
12.18.15  New Supreme Court Arbitration Decision Foreshadows Confrontation With CFPB
12.01.15  The CFPB Issues Warning and Guidance on Obtaining Consumer Authorization for Preauthorized Electronic Funds Transfers that Confirms a Recording of a Consumer’s Oral Authorization Can Satisfy Regulation E’s Requirements
11.04.15  CFPB Imposes $13 Million FCRA Consent Order on Large Consumer Reporting Agencies Due to Employment Background Check Practices
11.03.15  Standing on Thin Air: Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins
10.08.15  CFPB Plans to Pave the Way for Yet More Class Actions Against Financial Services Companies
09.25.15  Avoid Becoming the Next Target of a Class Action Taking Aim at Employers’ Background Screening Forms
08.10.15  11th Circ. Strikes Back at Untimely ‘Piggyback’ Class Actions
07.17.15  Judge Denies Law Firm’s Motion to Dismiss Debt Collection Lawsuit Filed by CFPB
07.14.15  FCC Issues Sweeping Order Expanding Reach of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
07.10.15  FTC Issues “Start with Security” Guidance Aimed at Helping Businesses Avoid a Data Breach
06.26.15  Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact Liability Under the Fair Housing Act, but Also Stresses the Theory’s Limitations
06.19.15  FCC Passes New Declaratory Rule Clarifying and Interpreting Multiple, Key Provisions of the TCPA in a Manner That is Generally Unfavorable to Defendants
06.01.15  The Good, the Bad, and the Unclear: FCC Proposal Foreshadows Major News Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for Financial Services Companies
04.28.15  Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Spokeo Case – Set To Address Article III Standing In Cases With No Concrete Harm
03.16.15  New York Announces Sweeping New Regulation of the Debt Collection Industry
03.11.15  Did You Hear That? CFPB Report to Congress Sounds Death Knell for Arbitration Clauses
02.20.15  NY Department of Financial Services Answers FAQs Regarding New Debt Collection Regulations
12.18.14  Dish Network Gets Served: An Illinois Court Finds Massive Exposure for Violations of Telemarketing and Do-Not-Call Restrictions
12.17.14  U.S. Supreme Court Vindicates Broad Jurisdiction of Federal Courts over Class Actions Under CAFA
12.12.14  Drive Time Settlement Is A Sign Of The Times For CFPB
12.12.14  CFPB Requires Major Credit Reporting Agencies to Inform on Furnishers
12.09.14  The TCPA Balance Shifts: The Eleventh Circuit Decision in Mais is Extremely Favorable for Collectors
12.09.14  Fourth Circuit Rules Debt Collector Violated ‘Call Charged’ Section of TCPA for Using an ATDS to Call a Residential Landline
12.09.14  CFPB Steps Up Efforts to Fundamentally Reform Indirect Auto Finance Industry in Face of Growing Resistance
12.05.14  New York Announces Sweeping New Regulation of the Debt Collection Industry
11.20.14  New CFPB Enforcement Settlement is a Warning to a Broad Swath of Businesses that Consumer-Reporting and Debt-Collection Procedures are Top Regulatory Priorities
09.30.14  The TCPA Balance Shifts: The Eleventh Circuit Decision In Mais Is Extremely Favorable For Collectors
09.25.14  CFPB Steps Up Efforts to Fundamentally Reform Indirect Auto Finance Industry
08.19.14  FCC Opinion On TCPA Consent Could Impact Debt Collectors
07.28.14  FCC Strengthens Consent Requirements by Limiting Scope Based upon Individual’s Expectations
06.25.14  In Landmark Decision, U.S. Supreme Court Provides Defendants with New Tools to Attack Class Certification Based on Individualized Reliance
06.02.14  FTC Urges Regulation of Data Brokers
05.01.14  FTC Enforcement Trends In 2013 And 2014 For FDCPA
03.27.14  New Decision Provides Hope for Common-Sense Application of TCPA, but the High-Stakes Debate Over the Scope of the TCPA Will Continue
03.03.14  Recent FTC Report and CFPB Bulletin Highlight Importance of Investigating Identity Theft Claims
02.05.14  Ninth Circuit Holds That Plaintiff Has Alleged Adequate Constitutional Standing Under the FCRA Based on Claimed Statutory Violations
02.03.14  Court Rules That Prior Express Consent Under the TCPA Does Not Require Explicit Statement That an Autodialer May Be Used
01.24.14  Court Ruling Means FCC Free to Issue Unreviewable TCPA “Guidance”
01.22.14  FTC Targets Deceptive Advertising of Sale, Finance and Lease Terms by Automotive Dealers
01.21.14  FTC Penalizes Check Authorization Provider and Associated Collection Agency $3.5 Million for FCRA Violations
01.17.14  California Federal Court Denies CFPB Constitutional Challenge in Debt Relief Case
01.16.14  Supreme Court Rules that CAFA Does Not Allow Removal of Lawsuits Brought by State Attorneys General on Behalf of Consumers
01.10.14  CFPB's Mortgage Rules Take Effect Today
01.08.14  11th Circuit Rejects Percentage Collection Fees Under FDCPA Without Specific Contract Provision
01.02.14  Large Credit Card Company to Pay $75 Million Over Deceptive Credit Card Practices
12.23.13  How Employers Can Minimize Risks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”)Originally published in Employment & The Law - 2013 Quarterly Newsletter
12.16.13  CFPB Issues Preliminary Results of its Arbitration Study
12.11.13  Federal Reserve Issues Guidance Reminding Banks of Responsibility for Actions of Outside Vendors
12.10.13  CFPB Issues Revised TILA and RESPA Examination Procedures
11.14.13  Federal Efforts to Reform Auto Lending Based on "Disparate Impact" Theory Gain Steam
11.07.13  Major Development: CFPB Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Debt Collectors
10.21.13  Mortgage Servicers Receive Additional Guidance From CFPB As Implementation Deadline Draws Near
10.18.13  Recent CFPB Enforcement Action Results in $459,000 in Fines for HMDA Violations
10.16.13  TCPA Rule Changes Effective October 16, 2013: Is Your Marketing Campaign Ready?
10.10.13  Fifth Circuit Rules that FDCPA’s Limitations Period Begins When Debtor Suffered “Actual Injury” Through Notice of Underlying Collection Suit
10.10.13  FDCPA Alert: Third Circuit Rules that Certain FDCPA Claims are Not Precluded by Bankruptcy Code
10.07.13  CFPB Settles Action over Payment Processor’s Illegal Fees for $1.376 Million
09.24.13  TCPA Alert: Alabama Federal Court Rules that ATDS Definition Requires “Present” Capacity to Store and Call Random Telephone Numbers
09.23.13  OCC Consent Order Likely to Serve as Model for Debt-Collection and Banking Industries
09.20.13  CFPB and OCC Complete $389 Million Enforcement Action
09.17.13  CFPB Issues Final Amendments to Mortgage Rules
09.13.13  FTC Alert: Debt-Relief Company and Principals Banned from Selling Debt-Relief Services and Telemarketing
09.06.13  CFPB Puts Data Furnishers on Notice of FCRA Dispute Obligations
08.26.13  TCPA: First Federal Appeals Court to Address the Issue Holds That Consumers May Revoke Consent
08.19.13  CFPB Releases Updated Examination Procedures for Mortgage Lenders and Servicers
08.16.13  Eleventh Circuit Exempts Loan Servicers from Truth in Lending Act Disclosure Rules
08.06.13  Leading Lawsuit Challenging the Dodd-Frank Act Dismissed
08.02.13  Federal Court Freezes Assets of Debt Collectors By Injunction in FTC’s Favor
07.30.13  CFPB Associate Director Testifies Before Senate Committee Regarding Payday Loans and Deposit Advance Products
07.24.13  CFPB Sues Mortgage Lender in Federal Court for Violations of Compensation Rule
07.18.13  California’s Newest Legislation Restricts Debt Buyers and Debt Collection
07.17.13  CFPB ALERT: Cordray Confirmation as CFPB Director is a Watershed Moment for Consumer Protection in the United States
07.11.13  CFPB Intends to Extend Reach of Federal Debt Collection Law to All Financial Institutions
07.10.13  CFPB Releases 2013 Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide
06.27.13  Noel Canning v. NLRB, Implications for the CFPB and Richard Cordray’s Pending Nomination to Lead the CFPB: Recent Developments
06.25.13  Republicans Demand Answers from CFPB on Indirect Auto Lending Guidelines
06.19.13  Supreme Court Holds That Plaintiffs’ Lawyers May Not Use DMV Records to Solicit Potential Clients in Consumer Auto Class Action
06.14.13  Federal Trade Commission Issues Updated Guidance on Compliance with Red Flags Rule
06.13.13  California Court Performs Surgery on Auto Sales Contract to Find Arbitration Provision Unconscionable
06.07.13  CFPB Revises 900-Page Supervision and Examination Manual with 200+ Pages in TILA and ECOA Updates
05.30.13  U.S. Supreme Court: Are Parens Patriae Actions Removable to Federal Court Under the Class Action Fairness Act?
05.16.13  FCC Ruling: Companies Can Be Held Vicariously Liable Under the TCPA for Actions Taken by Third-Party Vendors
05.08.13  Major Development: CFPB and U.S. Attorney Collaborate to Bring Federal Criminal Charges Against Debt Relief Company, Principal and Employees
05.03.13  Debt Collectors Get Ready: The CFPB Isn’t the Only Agency to Fear
05.02.13  FCRA Alert: FTC Settles Civil Investigation of Criminal Background Screeners with Consent Order
04.11.13  CFPB Issues Small Entity Compliance Guide for Ability-to-Repay Rule
04.02.13  Fourth Circuit Finds HOLA Does Not Preempt State-Law Fraud Claim
03.29.13  CFPB Releases New Consumer Complaint Data
03.27.13  Comcast v. Behrend: U.S. Supreme Court Reiterates “Rigorous” Analysis Required at Class Certification Stage
03.25.13  CFPB Issues 2013 Annual Report: Debt Collection Industry Remains a Top Priority
03.22.13  CFPB Announces Plans to Fundamentally Change Indirect Auto Lending Practices
03.18.13  U.S. Supreme Court: Class Plaintiffs Cannot Stipulate to Lesser Damages to Avoid Federal Jurisdiction Under CAFA
03.14.13  Reminder! Follow FDCPA Requirements Strictly
02.20.13  Lawsuit Challenging CFPB Expands to Include 11 States
01.28.13  CFPB ALERT: Decision Raises Doubt About Important CFPB Powers
01.23.13  CFPB Releases Rule Aimed at Reforming Force-Placed Homeowners’ Insurance Practices
01.18.13  CFPB Unveils New Mortgage Servicing Rules
01.04.13  TCPA: Complete Turnaround on Definition of ‘Prior Express Consent’
12.07.12  CFPB’s Reach Extends to ‘Larger Participants’ and Beyond
12.07.12  Critical FCRA Development: Third Circuit Denies Willfulness Claims in Pro-Defendant Decision
12.05.12  Fourth Circuit Reverses FCRA Class Certification Decision for Lack of Typicality
11.29.12  TCPA: FCC Expands Definition of Automatic Telephone Dialing System
11.28.12  U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces Federal Preference for Arbitration
11.14.12  Supreme Court: Federal Government May Be Immune From FCRA Money Damages
10.26.12  TCPA: Beware! Informational Calls Can Be Viewed as Solicitations
10.24.12  CFPB: Debt Collectors Now Under Federal Supervision
10.12.12  TCPA: Continued Focus on Unsolicited Text Messages
10.02.12  American Express Pays $112.5 Million Penalty to Settle Claims with CFPB
09.26.12  CFPB Orders Discover to Pay $214 Million
09.18.12  TCPA: Another Warning of the Threat of Significant Damages
08.24.12  FCRA: Second Largest Civil Penalty Obtained by the FTC Against Background Screener
07.30.12  TCPA: California District Court Rules that Monetary Damages Not Required for Standing
07.24.12  CFPB Publishes Larger Participant Rule for Credit Reporting Agencies
06.12.12  FCRA: FTC Settles First Case Involving Sale of Internet and Social Media Data
05.15.12  TCPA: Due Diligence Necessary When Auto-Dialing Old Cell Phone Numbers
04.19.12  CFPB Files First Consumer Response Annual Report
04.11.12  Federal Court Sends Putative FDCPA Class Claim To Individual Arbitration
03.23.12  FCRA: PA District Court Grants Motion to Dismiss “Willfulness” Claims
03.14.12  CFPB Proposes New Rule to Protect Privileged Information
03.02.12  It’s the Banks Turn: The CFPB Opens Inquiry Into Overdraft Practices and Begins Accepting Consumer Complaints Regarding Depository Services
01.25.12  Appeals Court Rules No FCRA Violation: Defendant’s Interpretation Was “Objectively Reasonable” under Safeco
01.24.12  Flood of TCPA Claims Expected in Federal Courts
01.24.12  CFPB’s New Target: Payday Lenders
01.17.12  New Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act Provides Defense-Friendly Changes to Federal Court Removal Procedures
01.13.12  CFPB Goes After Mortgage Industry; Other Nonbanks Are Next
01.12.12  Supreme Court Again Denies Challenge to Consumer Arbitration
01.04.12  Recess Appointment Triggers Full CFPB Powers: What This Means For You Nonbank Entities (Yes, You)
12.16.11  Appeals Court Rules Substantial Compliance With TILA Is Sufficient to Avoid Rescission Period for Disclosure Violations
11.10.11  CFPB Announces Early Warning Notice Process
10.28.11  CFPB Releases Draft Student Loan Disclosure Form
07.20.11  Federal Trade Commission Issues Staff Report on the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Withdraws Its 1990 Commentary
05.09.11  The CFPB and the Model TILA/RESPA Mortgage Loan Disclosure Form
04.29.11  United States Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers In Consumer Arbitration Agreements – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Study Looms
04.01.11  Agencies Announce Interim Final Rule To Implement Statutory Restrictions On The Garnishment of Federal Benefit Payments
02.09.11  Supreme Court of Illinois Rules Consumer Arbitration Clause Unenforceable
02.01.11  Judicial Deference to Agency's Interpretation of TILA Reaches New High Water Mark
04.01.10  U.S. Supreme Court Establishes Open Door Policy to State-Law, Federal-Court Class Actions
07.02.09  New Federal Requirements Will Impose Compliance Burdens on and Raise Litigation Risks for All Furnishers of Data to Consumer Reporting Agencies

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Press Coverage

11.20.18  High Court Junk Fax Case Is Not Just About Junk Faxes
03.14.18  Insurer, Heart Association Duck TCPA Texting Suit
12.05.17  GAO decides Congress can review auto loan guidance
02.14.17  Spokeo Inc: 9th Cir. Hears Oral Argument in FCRA Class Action
01.18.17  Court Finds that Accuracy is Not Part of "Complete and Up to Date" Reporting Requirement
01.10.17  Future FCC Leadership Could Mean Big Changes For TCPA
11.16.16  JPMORGAN CHASE: FBI Information Not Consumer Report, Judge Says
10.07.16  JPMorgan Job Seeker Loses FCRA Background Check Suit
02.07.16  GCs Name Cream of the Crop Litigators
10.26.15  TCPA Suits Get Another Boost as 3rd Circ. Defines Autodialer
06.11.15  CFPB Ruling Adds New Front in Administrative Law Fight
06.05.15  The Good, the Bad and the Unclear in FCC's Plan for TCPA
05.26.15  TCPA Update, Clear Definition of Autodialers Sought
05.05.15  Calif. 'Secret' Phone Call Recording Bill Advances
12.18.14  Dish TCPA Ruling Puts Bull's-Eye On Big-Name Companies
10.16.14  Culling Consent From 11th Circ. TCPA Case
08.19.14  FCC Opinion On TCPA Consent Could Impact Debt Collectors
05.13.14  Pa. Ruling Supports Common-Sense Application of TCPA
12.18.13  CFPB Issues Preliminary Results of its Arbitration Study
01.06.12  Trio of Richmond attorneys garner press on the CFPB
08.11.11  Law360’s Q&A with Richmond partner David Anthony
05.25.11  Troutman Sanders Launches Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Team and CFPB Report Blog