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June 9, 2014 - Industry News

7 Financial Organizations Back Disparate Impact Amendment

Rep. Scott Garrett’s amendment to H.R. 4660 would prohibit funds made available by the act from being used for litigation that relies on the disparate impact theory.

Seven financial organizations issued a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on May 29 in support of an amendment to an appropriations bill that would limit Justice Department litigation relying on the disparate impact theory of discrimination.

Tags: amendment, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Justice, discrimination, disparate, legislation

November 14, 2013 - Industry News

Disparate Impact Challenge Ends in Settlement on Eve of CFPB Forum

On the eve of the CFPB’s first public forum on auto lending, a town council in New Jersey unanimously votes to settle a lawsuit centered on the disparate impact theory.

Tags: Brittany-Marie Swanson, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discrimination, disparate, Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Richard Cordray, Senate, Senate Banking Committee

November 7, 2013 - Industry News

Town Delays Vote in Disparate Impact Case

A New Jersey housing bias case the Supreme Court agreed to hear could end in settlement. If an agreement isn’t reached, the high court could strike down the CFPB’s use of the disparate impact theory in its scrutiny of rate participation programs.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discrimination, disparate, Dodd-Frank Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association

June 4, 2013 - Industry News

Trade Groups Ask HUD, CFPB to Clarify Use of Disparate Impact Theory

Eight trade associations request that the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau clarify and create guidance related to their use of the disparate impact theory to determine discrimination.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, disparate, Richard Cordray

March 12, 2013 - Industry News

CFPB Investigating Ally Financial

Ally Financial revealed in a March filing with the SEC that it is one of the banking institutions being investigated by the CFPB.

Tags: Ally Financial, Brittany-Marie Swanson, CFPB, discrimination, disparate, SEC filing, Tom Hudson

February 28, 2013 - Industry News

Banks, Legal Insiders React to CFPB's Discrimination Claims

Experts weigh in on recent reports that the CFPB issued warnings to banks over practices related to auto retail installment sales transactions. If reports are correct, experts believe the CFPB may be stretching the definition of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act too far.

Tags: Brittany-Marie Swanson, CFPB, discrimination, disparate, Tom Hudson

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