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7 Apr 2021, 4:06 pm by Scott Nelson
As noted in Jeff Sovern’s post last week, the Supreme Court ruled last Thursday in the case of Facebook v. [read post]
1 Apr 2021, 7:26 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern So says an indentified financial services lobbyist, quoted in Neil Haggerty's article in The American Banker, Will Senate vote on CFPB chief come down to tiebreaker? [read post]
25 Mar 2021, 7:39 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Yesterday, Acting CFPB Director Dave Uejio posted an item to the CFPPB Blog that suggests that the Bureau may rekindle its former payday lending rule in some form. [read post]
21 Mar 2021, 10:25 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Consumer law is filled with illusory consumer protections, and one form they take is the supposed obligation to give serious consideration to the possiblity that the provider is wrong in its claims. [read post]
11 Mar 2021, 10:47 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Last year we blogged about the CFPB's disappointing abusiveness policy statement. [read post]
11 Mar 2021, 7:52 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Yesterday, the Senate Banking Committee split, 12-12 on the vote to confirm FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra to be the next CFPB director. [read post]
5 Mar 2021, 7:13 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Barney Frank is speaking today at the Berkeley Consumer Law Scholars Conference. [read post]
24 Jan 2021, 10:49 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern My new article is now up on SSRN: Six Scandals: Why We Need Consumer Protection Laws Instead of Just Markets. [read post]
22 Jan 2021, 8:26 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern If you are curious to learn more about FTC Commissioner and CFPB Director-Nominee Rohit Chopra, here is a video of him discussing the FTC's remedial authority a couple days before the Supreme Court heard oral argument earlier this month in AMG v. [read post]
20 Jan 2021, 11:12 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The American Banker's Kate Berry has the report here. [read post]
8 Jan 2021, 7:38 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Representative Katie Porter may be dropped from the House Financial Services Committee. [read post]
30 Dec 2020, 8:09 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The CFPB has posted to its website an announcement that it will hold an event on January 5 to announce the "findings, analyses, and recommendations" of its Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law. [read post]