The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s order compelling arbitration, holding that a single website visit by a consumer long after she entered into a contract with a credit reporting agency (CRA) that contained a change-of-terms provision did not bind the parties to changed terms in the updated contract, including exempting some claims from binding arbitration, because the consumer did not allege that she was aware of the changed terms as required to assent to the new terms.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Oct. 22, seeking comment on 46 questions in nine categories surrounding consumer access to financial information under section 1033 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act (15 U.S.C. § 5533).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that factually accurate collection letters that did not make explicit or implicit suggestion about future outcomes did not violate the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act as they would not confuse or mislead the reasonable unsophisticated consumer.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a trial court order dismissing a consumer’s lawsuit holding that Georgia’s renewal statute, O.C.G.A. § 9-2- 61, did not save a claim that is otherwise time-barred under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently reversed the dismissal of a borrower’s claims that the servicer of his mortgage loan violated the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by failing to timely make his tax payment from the loan’s escrow account.
The California Office of the Attorney General issued a Notice of Third Set of Proposed Modifications to its regulations relating to the California Consumer Privacy Act on Oct. 12. Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on Oct. 28, 2020.
The Court of Appeals of Illinois, First District, recently held that a homeowner’s attempt to vacate a foreclosure sale was barred by the Illinois foreclosure statute where title to the property had vested by deed to a third party.
On Sept. 25, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom approved Senate Bill 908 which creates the “Debt Collection Licensing Act.” The licensing provisions become operative Jan. 1, 2022, with the licenses to be issued by the Commissioner of Business Oversight.
Assembly Bill 713 was approved by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 25, 2020, at which time its provisions went into effect. The legislation amends the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in part by addressing certain issues related to de-identified patient information.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently reversed and partially vacated approval of a class representative’s incentive award, remanding the case to the trial court to adequately explain its fee award, its denial of a class member’s objections, and its approval of the class settlement.
The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, recently affirmed a trial court order confirming the sale of a foreclosed property, holding that a public notice of sale stating that the property contained a “single family residence” complied with the Illinois Foreclosure Law’s requirement to sufficiently describe “improvements on the real estate.”
The Court of Appeals of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that an arbitration provision contained in a credit card agreement was unenforceable because it sought to bar a customer from pursuing “in any forum” his claim for a public injunction.