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6 Oct 2009, 1:34 pm
by Jeff Sovern Today's Times includes two interesting consumer law pieces. [read post]
31 Jul 2009, 9:31 am
by Jeff Sovern The 2009 edition of our Selected Consumer Statutes should be out in time for fall classes. [read post]
6 Aug 2009, 6:58 am
by Jeff Sovern The Times has another article today about the tug of war between existing federal regulators and the Obama administration over the desirability of establishing a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency or allowing the existing agencies to keep their consumer protection jurisdiction, Geithner Takes Regulators to Task on Turf Battle. [read post]
25 Jan 2010, 9:38 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Yesterday I blogged about how the Fed's Commentary directs lenders making Truth in Lending disclosures for adjustable loans to assume that interest rates will remain the same as they are at the date of closing.  [read post]
3 Oct 2010, 2:03 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The Oregonian's Personal Finance Columnist, Brent Hunsberger, has a column here on his experience with rebate cards. [read post]
13 Jun 2012, 2:22 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has long been the poster-child for an agency captured by the entities it regulates--in this case, national banks.  Thus, when states enacted anti-predatory lending statutes, the OCC declared them pre-empted as to national banks. [read post]
19 Jul 2010, 1:51 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern  There's been a lot in the media about opposition to Elizabeth Warren to head the CFPB.  [read post]
3 Feb 2010, 11:02 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern A company claims to make it possible.  [read post]
28 Nov 2011, 5:45 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Earlier today Judge Rakoff refused to approve the SEC's settlement with Citigroup because the consent decree provided that Citigroup neither admitted nor denied the SEC's allegations.  [read post]
8 Jun 2010, 12:53 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Buried deeply within the House financial reform bill--beginning at page 1472--is the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act.  [read post]
27 May 2011, 2:18 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern In the continuing battle over the role of states in consumer protection, two developments this week merit attention here.   [read post]
31 May 2011, 1:23 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The prospect of Elizabeth Warren heading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to elicit discussion.  [read post]
2 Jul 2009, 5:56 pm
by Jeff Sovern Some interesting articles in the New York Times today:  One article, Bank Fees Rise as Lenders Try to Offset Losses, may shed some light on the claim that banks are raising credit card fees in response to passage of the Credit CARD Act. [read post]
19 Aug 2012, 10:14 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern About nine days ago, the Times ran a front-page article Shopper Alert: Price May Drop for You Alone.  [read post]
7 Feb 2011, 12:47 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The National Law Journal has an interesting article on the response of lawyers representing businesses to the CFPB, headlined "Agenda Unknown" (I can't post a link because it requires a subscription).  [read post]
11 Aug 2010, 11:00 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern At the risk of being a nag, I'm wondering when the President will nominate the new director of the CFPB.  [read post]