Britany Riley  //  7/16/17  //  Topic Update


The CFPB issued a final rule that prohibits class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements (NYTThe HillConsumer Finance Monitor).

A proposed Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services rule would eliminate an Obama-era regulation banning pre-dispute arbitration for nursing home residents might lead to fewer nurses and worse care, argues Nicholas Bagley at Take Care.


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

In a memo to CFPB staff, acting director Mick Mulvaney expressed plans to move away from his predecessor's "good guys" fighting "bad guys," approach to one in which the agency conducts enforcement with "humility and prudence." The Bloomberg Editorial Board argued that the CFPB's plan to reconsider payday lending rules is misguided.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The CFPB released its sixth annual report to Congress on college credit card agreements, which departs from past reports in taking schools to task for failing to meet their obligation under the CARD Act to publicly disclose their college credit card marketing agreements.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

A legal battle over who is the rightful acting director of the CFPB prompted widespread debate.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School