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CFPB On Schedule With Consumer Data Privacy Rights Rulemaking Process

On Oct. 25, 2022, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Rohit Chopra, announced at a fintech conference that the CFPB “will launch the process to activate a dormant authority under Section 1033 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act . . . [to] provide for personal financial data rights for Americans . . .”

7th Cir. Rejects FCRA Claim for Lack of Standing at Summary Judgment Stage

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a trial court’s dismissal, on separate grounds, of a borrower’s FCRA claims because the borrower lacked standing. In addition, the Seventh Circuit held that the borrower’s affidavit made conclusory statements with documentary support and was therefore insufficient to defeat the lender’s motion for summary judgment. 

7th Cir. Affirms Dismissal of Putative Class Action Alleging Excessive NSF Fees

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a trial court's ruling that a credit union’s fee practices did not breach its contract with a customer. In so ruling, the Seventh Circuit held that the credit union did not make any promises not to use the "available balance" method to assess nonsufficient fund (NSF) fees or not to charge multiple fees when a transaction is presented to it multiple times. 

Calif. App. Court (1st Dist) Holds Late Fee Was ‘Unlawful Penalty’ Under Calif. Law, Vacates Arbitration Award in Lender’s Favor

The California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District recently reversed a trial court's decision to affirm an arbitration award that upheld the validity of a late payment fee assessed to borrowers in the event of a borrower's default.