Substantial Assistance

On May 14, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) filed a proposed stipulated final judgment and order (the “Order”) against Chou Team Realty, LLC (“Monster Loans”) and several related individuals and entities to resolve alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”), and the prohibition on unfair, deceptive,

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) use of its “substantial assistance” authority is becoming a common way for the agency to go after parties that might otherwise escape its reach. After not using this tool at all in its first three-and-half years of existence, the CFPB has now started to bring such claims with increasing

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has teed up another D.C. Circuit battle regarding the scope of its authority. On Monday, June 13, the CFPB filed a notice of appeal of the district court’s decision to dismiss the CFPB’s petition to enforce a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) issued to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges