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Supreme Court Decision Could Impact CFPB

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could have implications regarding the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Last week the Supreme Court agreed to hear ...

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Could Supreme Court Decision Have Vast Implications on Mortgage Industry?

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a unanimous decision that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act did not extend its reach to entities that purchase defaulted loans on the secondary market. The petitioners brought their case in front of the Supreme Court in an appeal of the 4th Circuit Court ruling in favor of the respondent. Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered his first opinion since his conferral to the Court.

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Supreme Court Protects Collectors of Stale Debt

Debt collectors that knowingly pursue stale debt in bankruptcy proceedings do not run the risk of facing potential consumer protection lawsuits, accoridng to a Supreme Court ruling. The ruling came after the high court voted 5-3 to overturn an Eleventh Circuit decision which had found Midland Funding LLC, a purchaser of unpaid debt, potentially liable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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How the FHA May Impact the Supreme Court Foreclosure Ruling

The Supreme Court found that the Miami's claims against Bank of America and Wells Fargo fell within the “zone of interests” established by the Fair Housing Act (FHA), which means that Bank of America and Wells Fargo’s practices had led to decreases in tax revenue and increased costs for maintaining foreclosed properties. What are the implications of this finding? We hear from industry lawyers to find out.

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