Tag Archives: Consumer

Consumer Collective Redress: Comments of EESC

The European Economic and Social Committee has published an interesting opinion on the Commissions Green Paper on Consumer Collective Redress (or class actions, to call it by another name). For a brief explanation of what a Green Paper is, see… … Continue reading

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The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch Believes a Coupon-Driven Class Action Settlement Is “Unfair” and States it Is Cracking Down on “Unfair” Class Action Settlement Proposals

Is the government about to make it harder for companies to settle consumer class actions? The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch, in a Statement of Interest (Statement), has requested that a Judge set aside a proposed class action settlement … Continue reading

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CFPB issues new RFIs, FFIEC releases new HMDA guide, and more in this issue of Consumer Financial Services Practice Digest

CFPB Expands Call for Evidence with Additional RFIs The CFPB has now issued six RFIs as part of Acting Director Mulvaney’s Call for Evidence Regarding Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Functions, which we have previously covered. The RFIs provide industry participants … Continue reading

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The consumer credit landscape today

The FCA has published a speech by its CEO, Andrew Bailey, which is entitled The consumer credit landscape today. Highlights in the speech include the FCA: has been regulating consumer credit for almost four years and it continues to be … Continue reading

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Design Principles for Consumer Protection Legislation (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Samuel Becher, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand [Eric’s note: I’m pleased to share this guest blog post from Prof. Samuel Becher, whose work has been mentioned on this blog before. This post is based on Prof. Becher’s new article, Unintended Consequences and the Design of … Continue reading

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