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FTC Conducts First Compliance Sweep Since Amendment to Used Car Rule
The sweep took place between April and June 2018 in 20 cities nationwide.
United States
23 Jul 2018
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President Trump Signs Repeal Of 2013 Auto Finance Bulletin
The bill fared better in the House of Representatives, passing 234 to 175.
United States
1 Jun 2018
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FCC Seeks Comment On Interpretation Of TCPA Following D.C. Circuit's ACA Decision
On Monday, May 14, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") issued a public notice seeking comment on interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") ...
United States
17 May 2018
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House Overrules CFPB's Controversial 2013 Auto Finance Bulletin
On May 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution officially disapproving Bulletin 2013-02, issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in early 2013.
United States
15 May 2018
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New Jersey Attorney General Sues Dealership For Disclosure And Advertising Practices
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint against luxury used-car dealership 21st Century Auto Group, Inc. and its owner, Dmitry Zeldin, ...
United States
11 May 2018
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Industry Groups Petition FCC For Dramatically Narrowed Interpretation Of TCPA
On May 3, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 17 trade groups filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission for a declaratory ruling seeking a narrow definition of an automatic telephone dialing system...
United States
11 May 2018
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Senate Passes Resolution To Overturn CFPB's 2013 Auto Finance Guidance
In a 51-47 vote on April 18, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of invalidating 2013 guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that targeted purported discrimination in the automobile finance market.
United States
20 Apr 2018
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U.S. Department Of Justice Sues Auto Lender For SCRA Repossession Violation
The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a lawsuit in California federal court alleging that California Auto Finance, a subprime auto lender, violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act...
United States
5 Apr 2018
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Senator Introduces Resolution To Overturn CFPB's 2013 Auto Finance Guidance
Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently introduced a resolution to overturn guidance promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2013.
United States
4 Apr 2018
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BMW To Refund Servicemembers' Lease Payments
BMW Financial Services N.A. has agreed to settle claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice that the company violated federal law by failing to refund portions of up-front lease ...
United States
1 Mar 2018
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Ninth Circuit Relies On Spokeo To Affirm Dismissal Of FACTA Suit
On February 21, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court's dismissal of an action brought under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act ("FACTA"), finding that the plaintiff ...
United States
27 Feb 2018
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District Judge Invalidates FACTA Settlement Based On Spokeo
The deal ran into trouble soon thereafter, as the parties had difficulty finding and locating individual class members.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Arizona Rental Car Company Fined $1.85M For Consumer Fraud
A state court in Arizona returned a $1.85 million verdict against two related rental car companies, resolving a consumer fraud suit raised by the Arizona Attorney General's Office. The A.G.'s Office originally filed suit against Phoenix Car Rental, Saban's Rent-A-Car, and the companies' owner, Dennis N. Saban, in 2014, alleging violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Deadline For Compliance With Revised Used Car Rule Fast Approaching
The deadline for motor vehicle dealer compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's revised Used Car Rule is rapidly approaching.
United States
26 Jan 2018
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CFPB Announces Plans To Reconsider Divisive Short-Term Lending Rule
On January 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its intention to reconsider a controversial rule affecting the short-term (payday) and auto-title lending industries.
United States
19 Jan 2018
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Auto Lending—And Delinquencies—Stay On Upward Trend
A recent report released by the Center for Microeconomic Data at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that American household debt continues to increase, including debt resulting from automobile loan balances.
United States
12 Dec 2017
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GAO Sounds Death Knell For The CFPB's Key Statement Of Its "Disparate Impact" Theories In Indirect Auto Finance
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") levelled a heavy blow on a major regulatory initiative of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") ...
United States
11 Dec 2017
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Bank To Pay $2.8 Million In Consumer Restitution To Settle Alleged Deceptive Fee Practices
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System recently issued a Consent Order against Peoples Bank, based in Lawrence...
United States
4 Dec 2017
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TCPA Litigation Still Hot, Poses Significant Litigation Risk
Financial institutions face significant risk for outbound calls to customers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").
United States
4 Dec 2017
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Auto Finance Company Unable To Shake TCPA Class Action
The Third Circuit recently clarified in important ways its ascertainability standard for class actions under Rule 23 in a case that arose from the efforts of an auto finance company ...
United States
23 Nov 2017
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