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Tag Archives: arbitration

Financial Institution Regulation

With Rule-Making Expected, CFPB’s March 2015 Arbitration Study Continues to Draw Attention

In a recent letter, 58 members of Congress asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to exercise its rule-making authority and ban mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer financial agreements. In support of their request, the authors cite the CFPB’s March 2015 internal study on arbitration, which the CFPB conducted pursuant to Section 1028 of the… Continue Reading
Financial Institution Regulation

CFPB Releases Study on Use of Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its 728-page report on the use of arbitration clauses in consumer financial products and services contracts.  The findings in the report come from a three-year study, which CFPB Director Richard Cordray called “the most comprehensive empirical study of consumer financial arbitration ever conducted.”  In addition to… Continue Reading
Fraud, Deception and False Claims

English Court grants worldwide freezing order in support of London arbitration where assets are outside the UK

A recent decision by the Commercial Court in the case of U&M Mining Zambia Limited v Konkola Copper Mines Plc [2014] All ER (D) 136 in which the Claimant’s application to continue a worldwide freezing order over the assets of the Respondent, Konkola, was granted, is significant for those conducting international arbitrations in London. Worldwide… Continue Reading

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