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4 Oct 2021, 8:45 am by Mark J. Levin
In a recent “open letter” to newly confirmed CFPB Director Rohit Chopra, Professor Jeff Sovern asks the agency not to forget about “arbitration” as it implements its regulatory agenda. [read post]
29 Jul 2021, 2:02 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I have started submitting my article, Six Scandals: Why We Need Consumer Protection Laws Instead of Just Markets, to law reviews and in hopes of winning the law review lottery, decided to try my luck at the Harvard Law Review and Yale Law Journal (as if, as my students said about twenty years ago). [read post]
6 Jul 2021, 1:21 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I have revised my article, Six Scandals: Why We Need Consumer Protection Laws Instead of Just Markets, to take into account the many helpful comments I received at the Berkeley Consumer Law Scholars Conference. [read post]
25 Jun 2021, 7:39 am by David Cosgrove
 See “Whimsy Little Contracts' with Unexpected Consequences: An Emperical Analyss of Consumer Understanding of Arbitration Agreements,” Jeff Sovern, Elayne Greenberg, Paul Kirgis, and Yuxiang Liu, St. [read post]
14 Jun 2021, 12:48 pm by Mark J. Levin
In a recent guest post, Professor Mark Budnitz voiced support for Professor Jeff Sovern’s recent proposal that the CFPB issue a rule barring the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements unless consumers opt in to them. [read post]
10 Jun 2021, 9:19 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The report, by Syed Ejaz, is titled A Broken System: How The Credit Reporting System Fails Consumers And What To Do About It. [read post]
7 Jun 2021, 9:23 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The report is titled Where White Men Rule: How the Secretive System of Forced Arbitration Hurts Women and Minorities. [read post]
7 Jun 2021, 7:28 am by Mark J. Levin
Professor Jeff Sovern responded to our blog criticizing his proposal for a new CFPB arbitration rule by asserting that his proposed rule is not substantially the same as the prior CFPB rule that Congress vetoed and, therefore, the Congressional Review Act would not bar its promulgation. [read post]
2 Jun 2021, 11:41 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Last week, I suggested that the CFPB adopt a new arbitration rule. [read post]
1 Jun 2021, 8:15 am by Cheryl Van Fossen
Professor Jeff Sovern recently proposed that the CFPB issue a supposedly “new” arbitration rule “that prevents companies from blocking consumers from suing in court unless consumers specifically opted in to the arbitration clause” after being given a CFPB-mandated disclosure that if they do not sign and their rights are violated, they “may still sue us in court or later agree to arbitration. [read post]
27 May 2021, 12:31 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I have a suggestion for the CFPB relating to arbitration. [read post]
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]