Bills Introduced in House, Senate to Amend SCRA

Separate bipartisan bills were introduced yesterday in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, which protects members of the Armed Forces and other branches of the government from certain financial situations, including judgments, garnishments, and other adverse collection-related actions. H.R.5752 was introduced …

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Judge Grants Motion to Transfer a Hunstein Case

In a case that is being defended by the team at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, a District Court judge in the Southern District of Florida has granted a defendant’s motion to transfer a Hunstein-related class action to the Middle District of Florida — where the defendant is already facing a …

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Chopra: CFPB To Focus on ‘Repeat Offenders’

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to “sharpen its focus on repeat offenders,” specifically those companies that violate agency or federal court orders, Director Rohit Chopra is planning on telling the House Financial Services Committee today, according to a copy of his prepared remarks. Chopra is making stops at …

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Bill Introduced to Create Whistleblower Program at CFPB

After seeing Democrats introduce legislation in both the House of Representatives and the Senate designed to protect and compensate individuals who come forward and report instances of wrongdoing in the financial services industry to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a Republican has introduced his own bill that aims to protect …

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Chopra To Testify Before House, Senate Committees This Week

He hasn’t had time to find out where the office supplies are kept, but Rohit Chopra will go before the House Financial Services Committee tomorrow and the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday to deliver the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s annual six-month update. This will mark the first time that the …

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Judge Denies Defendant’s Motion in FDCPA Bankruptcy Case

A District Court judge in Florida has denied a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case for allegedly disregarded cease-and-desist letters sent by an individual after receiving text messages and collection letters from the defendant while the individual had a pending bankruptcy …

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