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3 Jun 2014, 5:44 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Here, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [read post]
15 Feb 2008, 5:18 pm
by Jeff Sovern One of my goals with this blog has been to raise the profile of consumer law among legal educators. [read post]
25 May 2010, 10:48 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Those of us at the University of Houston Teaching Consumer Law Conference last week were treated to a report on a type of fraud I personally had never heard of and that is so new, it goes under several names, including it's me fraud and grandparent fraud.  [read post]
14 May 2009, 4:21 pm
Jeff Sovern Jamaica, Queens, April 28, 2009 The writer is a professor at St. [read post]
7 Jul 2012, 2:52 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Yesterday the Times ran a piece, New Agency Plans to Make Over Mortgage Market, about some things going on at the CFPB as it approaches its first anniversary.  [read post]
8 Feb 2010, 6:01 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Today's Times reports that banks and bankers that formerly donated to Democrats are instead contributing to Republicans.  [read post]
15 Nov 2007, 8:58 am
by Jeff Sovern Today's Times has an editorial on the mortgage legislation that is scheduled for a vote today on the House floor. [read post]
12 Apr 2007, 12:06 pm
by Jeff Sovern The Christian Science Monitor reports here about so-called "mortgage consultants" who purport to rescue consumers from foreclosure and the laws designed to prevent foreclosure rescue fraud. [read post]
2 Sep 2011, 12:13 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I am pleased to report that Thomson/West has just published the 2011 edition of Selected Consumer Statutes, a compilation of consumer statutes, regulations, and similar materials on consumer law.  [read post]
11 Sep 2013, 1:45 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern My colleague, Vincent DiLorenzo, has a piece in the New York Law Journal on the CFPB's qualified mortgages regulations. [read post]
19 Apr 2012, 2:53 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Yesterday, Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee suggested that in response to the Republican proposal to subject the CFPB to the congressional appropriations process, other bank regulators, including the Fed and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, be subjected to that process (all three are currently funded independently).  [read post]
29 Nov 2012, 10:29 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern A new Fannie Mae survey reports that nearly half of lower-income respondents and more than a third of higher-income respondents obtain quotes from only one mortgage lender.  The survey also confirms findings in other reports that "a substantial portion of all consumers do not understand key mortgage elements. [read post]