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Tag Archives: class action

Financial Institution Regulation

CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comments

The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed arbitration rulemaking ended on Monday, and the Bureau received nearly 11,000 comments both strongly supporting and opposing the proposed rule.  As proposed, the rule would prohibit the use of ar bitration clauses that preclude consumer class action lawsuits in consumer financial services contracts, but… Continue Reading
Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends

Justice Scalia’s Death Could Affect Outcomes in Class Action Cases

Government investigations and white collar litigation matters often lead to class action lawsuits by plaintiffs. The Subject to Inquiry Blog takes this opportunity to highlight the potential effects the death of the late Justice Antonin Scalia may have on class action cases before the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia was a reliably consistent critic of federal… Continue Reading
Financial Institution Regulation

CFPB Proposes Banning Some Arbitration Clauses, Resurrecting Consumer Contract Class Actions

On October 7, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is exploring a rulemaking to eliminate the use of certain arbitration agreements in consumer contracts that block consumers from participating in class-action lawsuits. If enacted, the new rule will impact companies that fall within the CFPB’s broad interpretation of businesses that provide… Continue Reading

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