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HTMLCFPB Takes Enforcement Action against Mortgage Lender for Deceptive Practices
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On August 12th, the CFPB announced that it had entered a consent order with a mortgage lender. According to the CFPB, the mortgage company "lured consumers by advertising misleading interest rates, locked them in with costly up-front fees, failed to honor its advertised rates, and then...

 

HTMLCFPB, FTC, and 15 States Announce Suits against Foreclosure Relief Companies
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 23rd, the CFPB, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states announced a concerted effort against foreclosure relief companies that were allegedly using false and deceptive means to market foreclosure relief services to distressed homeowners. The CFPB sued three companies, and...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Report on Overdraft Charges
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 31st, the CFPB issued a report on overdraft charges. The study is based on a set of account-level and transaction-level data from several of the large depository institutions which the CFPB supervises. In addition, the study was supplemented by CFPB research derived from a February 2012...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Proposal to Share Consumer Complaint Narratives
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On July 16th, the CFPB issued a proposed policy statement that would expand the scope of the public portion of its consumer complaint database to include “unstructured consumer complaint narrative data.” Until now, the CFPB has published only basic demographic and summary information it...

 

HTMLCFPB Sues Law Firm
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On July 14th, the CFPB sued a law firm alleging that it used deceptive court filings and unsubstantiated evidence to intimidate consumers into paying for debts. The CFPB alleges that the law firm operated “like a factory,” producing hundreds of thousands of such lawsuits.

 

HTMLCFPB Enters Consent Order with National Bank Regarding Alleged Mortgage Servicing Misconduct
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 17th, the CFPB, along with Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and attorneys general in 49 states and the District of Columbia, filed a proposed consent order in federal court that would resolve allegations of mortgage servicing misconduct at a...

 

HTMLCFPB Begins to Study Mobile Banking
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
On June 11th, the CFPB announced the initiation of an inquiry into consumer issues presented by the use of mobile financial services. The CFPB issued a request for information (RFI) in order to aid its exploration of “how mobile technologies are impacting unbanked and underserved consumers...

 

HTMLThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Recent Developments: June 9, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
On June 11th, the CFPB announced the initiation of an inquiry into consumer issues presented by the use of mobile financial services. The CFPB issued a request for information (RFI) in order to aid its exploration of “how mobile technologies are impacting unbanked and underserved consumers...

 

HTMLCFBP Student Loan Ombudsman Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
On June 4th, Rohit Chopra, the CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget on the effect of student loan debt on the economy and potential means to address the issue. In his testimony, Chopra stated that “the financial crisis...contributed to...

 

HTMLCFPB Releases Study on Credit Reporting and Medical Debts
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
On May 20th, the CFPB released a study on medical debt finding that “consumers’ credit scores may be overly penalized for medical debt that goes into collections and shows up on their credit report.”1 The data set for the study consisted of five million credit records from...

 


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