In recent years, high-profile class action settlements have been criticized for delivering little to no monetary relief to plaintiffs, instead, providing coupons, injunctive relief or “cy pres” relief in which the defendant makes charitable donations, while making large fee awards to attorneys.
The American Bankers Association joined a coalition of trade associations today in filing a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to interpret the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to ensure that customers can receive important communications from their banks and other companies with whom they do business.
Banks and other financial institutions have been “strong partners” in assisting the Department of Justice and law enforcement detect and investigate potential fraud connected to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt noted in a press conference today.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development today finalized its revised standard for bringing “disparate impact” claims under the Fair Housing Act.
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Noting the rapid technological transformation of financial services, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division today requested public comments on whether and how it should revise its guidelines—virtually unchanged since 1995—for reviewing the competitive effects of bank mergers.
ABA joined a group of more than 480 trade groups representing a broad range of industries in a letter to Congress yesterday urging support for liability relief provisions included in S. 4317, the Safe to Work Act—the coronavirus bill released by Senate Republicans earlier this week.
In a comment letter to the National Credit Union Administration on Wednesday, the American Bankers Association called for the withdrawal of a proposal that would allow large credit unions to issue subordinated debt for regulatory capital purposes from outside for-profit investors—such as corporate debt markets—while maintaining their tax-exempt status.
The Supreme Court’s recent denial of the American Bankers Association’s appeal in a case challenging the National Credit Union Administration’s 2016 field of membership rule “is another unfortunate step toward America’s credit unions becoming nothing more than banks that refuse to pay federal income taxes,” ABA Chair Laurie Stewart said today.
Following the Supreme Court decision last week in Seila Law v. CFPB—which held that the bureau may continue to operate but that its single powerful director must be able to be removed at will by the president—the CFPB today ratified most regulatory actions it has undertaken between Jan. 4, 2012, and June 30, 2020.