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13 Jun 2018, 11:37 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern It feels as if there has been a steady stream of op-eds attacking Mulvaney's decision to fire the CFPB's Consumer Advisory Board members. [read post]
8 Jun 2018, 1:22 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Kate Berry at the American Banker reports on Mulvaney's response to questions about why he fired the advisory board members. [read post]
7 Jun 2018, 10:02 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I have long wondered whether Wells Fargo was alone in opening unauthorized accounts or if it other banks did the same. [read post]
6 Jun 2018, 2:35 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern More and more, the CFPB's acting director, Mick Mulvaney, has made clear that he is not interested in hearing from consumers or their advocates. [read post]
2 Jun 2018, 7:14 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern So Allison Frankel reports for Reuters in a story headlined Fitbit lawyers reveal ‘ugly truth’ about arbitration, judge threatens contempt. [read post]
25 May 2018, 1:20 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Allison blogged earlier about Kate Berry's American Banker article, CFPB signals pullback on discrimination cases. [read post]
23 May 2018, 7:16 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern When the Bureau fined Wells Fargo $1 billion, it did so using its power to prohibit unfair practices in 12 USC 5531(c), 5536(a)(1)(B). [read post]
22 May 2018, 2:06 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern At the Teaching Consumer Law conference, on Friday, I asked questions of those who have taught consumer law recently or intend to teach it in the near future. [read post]
21 May 2018, 6:33 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Last Thursday, I posted on the blog Republican FTC Commissioners Name Payday Lender Lawyer to Run Consumer Protection Bureau Over Dem Commissioners' Objections. [read post]
21 May 2018, 10:05 am by Alan S. Kaplinsky
As readers of this blog already know, Professor Jeff Sovern and I come at most issues from different sides of the street. [read post]
12 May 2018, 12:39 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney doubles as OMB director, meaning that he is doing two full-time jobs, and that therefore the CFPB does not have a full-time director. [read post]
11 May 2018, 9:10 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern One of my students told me about Tinder's new retroactive arbitration clause which, of course, includes a class action waiver. [read post]
9 May 2018, 12:44 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Alan Kaplinsky and Chris Willis, on the one hand, and Adam Levitin, on the other, have been dueling over the impact of Congress’s use of the Congressional Review Act to disapprove of the CFPB’s Indirect Auto Lending Guidance. [read post]
9 May 2018, 11:32 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Glen Thursh has an article in the Times headlined Mulvaney Demotes Unit That Polices Student Loans in Consumer Bureau Reshuffle. [read post]
8 May 2018, 7:00 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern It sounds like the House will vote on, and presumably pass, the Senate bill as is. [read post]
8 May 2018, 3:28 pm by Jeff Sovern
. * * *  “In the longer term, if the bureau gets leadership that wants to enforce the underlying law, I still doubt that it changes enforcement because the CRA does not say anything about enforcement,” noted Jeff Sovern, a law professor at St. [read post]
3 May 2018, 11:40 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern During the House Financial Services Committee hearing in which the Committee heard from CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, there was some discussion about how the number of CFPB staffers had barely gone down under Mr. [read post]