APPEALS COURT VACATES ATTORNEY’S FEE AWARD, OVERTURNS SANCTIONS IN FDCPA CASE
- In separate rulings tied to the same parties in two Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuits, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday vacated a District Court’s award of attorney’s fees that were significantly lower than what the plaintiff’s attorneys had requested and overturned sanctions that were impost against the plaintiff’s attorneys.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS INVESTIGATING CHOPRA’S ALLEGED ‘COLLUDING’ WITH STATE AGS
- A group of House Republicans have sent a letter to Rohit Chopra, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, accusing him and the Bureau of “colluding” with state Attorneys General to pursue duplicative enforcement actions against companies in the financial services industry.
REPORT SPOTLIGHTS RACIAL GAPS WHEN MOVING UP THE CORPORATE LADDER
- Nearly three-quarters of all African-Americans and Hispanics work in frontline jobs — such as retail salespeople, store managers, and representatives working in call centers and collection operations across the country — compared with 58% of white employees, but are far less likely to move out of those types of jobs and up the corporate ladder, according to the results of a report released over the weekend by McKinsey & Co.
EXPERTS SHARE CONTEXT ON CASES IMPACTING ARM INDUSTRY
- Understanding the context and consequences of court rulings can be difficult. Thankfully, there are experts out there that can do it for us. Virginia Bell Flynn, Joann Needleman, Jason Tompkins, Michael Klutho, and Stacy Rodriguez break down the ins and outs of cases impacting the ARM industry in this week’s Compliance Digest, which is brought to you by Bedard Law Group.
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