Tag Archives: Consumer

AP Study: Consumer Drinking Water Flooded with Phamceuticals

According to a recent investigation by the Associated Press, "U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water – contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked." "Federal … Continue reading

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Yale Law School Consumer Arbitration Data Archive

“On May 21, 2018, a United States Supreme Court majority held in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S. ___ (2018) (link is external), that, “Congress has instructed in the Arbitration Act that arbitration agreements providiing for individual proceedings must … Continue reading

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Student Loans and Other Doings for the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission

The American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy has been hard at work (Full disclosure: I am the Commission's reporter.) Yesterday, the Commission submitted written comments to the Department of Education's request for information (RFI) on the "undue hardship" standard for … Continue reading

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Financial Regulation: The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

CRS report – Financial Regulation: The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), May 14, 2018 “The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) was passed by the Senate on March 14, 2018. The … Continue reading

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Public access to CFPB Consumer Complaint Database may end according to Mulvaney

The New York Times: “Financial companies have worked to diminish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s powers since the day the agency was created. Now, they’re on the brink of having one of their top demands granted: an end to the … Continue reading

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