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FTC and CFPB – Watching Add On Products in Auto Financing and Other Contexts

December 13, 2018

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Douglas Thompson

FTC and CFPB – Watching Add On Products in Auto Financing and Other Contexts

December 13, 2018

by: Douglas Thompson

The holidays are a time for deals — rebates, discounts and special financing offers. Especially prevalent are automobile advertisements with images of big red bows atop shiny new cars and exhilarated families dashing out into the snow to unpack presents out of the back. Well, the regulators are watching those advertisements too. For the fourth time

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FTC Targets Banks under FDCPA

September 28, 2015

Authors

Douglas Thompson

FTC Targets Banks under FDCPA

September 28, 2015

by: Douglas Thompson

Who Is An FDCPA Excluded “Creditor”?

The FTC Seeks to Overturn An 11th Circuit Ruling That A Bank Is.

Banking lawyers whose institutions acquire loans or card accounts may want to watch how this 11th Circuit putative class action case issue plays out. The FTC’s brief supports the plaintiffs’ class action bar, and the outcome of the appeal if reversed could further spur both regulatory enforcement activity and consumer class actions.

The FTC recently filed an amicus brief in a consumer’s appeal pending in the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Davidson

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Financial Services Update – February 18, 2011

February 19, 2011

Authors

Matt Jessee

Financial Services Update – February 18, 2011

February 19, 2011

by: Matt Jessee

House to Pass Funding Cuts

This week the House debated an extension of the current fiscal year’s funding resolution that expires on March 4th. While the measure is not expected to pass until tonight, among the largest funding cuts passed so far are a $336 million cut to the School Turnaround Grant program, a $22.5 million cut to the National Endowment for the Arts, a $131 million cut to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as defunding of the Federal Communications Commission’s implementation of the so-called “Net Neutrality” rules and defunding portions of the Equal Access to Justice Act.

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