Second Circuit Chooses Pragmatism

In SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets Inc.,___ F.3d __, no. 11-5227-cv (June 4, 2014) (“Citigroup II”), a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit affirmed the SEC’s ability to negotiate settlements without obtaining specific factual admissions from the settling defendants.  The Court reasoned that there is a distinction between trials and settlement,…

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CFPB Targets NonBank Compliance Plans

On May 22, the CFPB released its fourth “Supervisory Highlights” publication, giving financial services providers a preview of the CFPB’s future enforcement priorities. This edition drew attention to regulatory compliance in nonbank financial entities like debt collectors, payday lenders, and consumer credit reporting firms. While those industries have been subject to…

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New CFPB Amendments Require Prompt Servicer Response to Borrower Complaints and Requests for ...

On January 10, 2014, new CFPB amendments to Regulation X (implementing the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) and Regulation Z (implementing the Truth in Lending Act) became effective, imposing new requirements on loan servicers to respond to inquiries from residential mortgage loan borrowers within statutorily-specified time periods. An understanding of…

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