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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

November 25, 2016

Consumer Protection, Going Forward

By David Reiss

The New York Times quoted me in Consumer Protection Bureau Chief Braces for a Reckoning. It opens, Mild-mannered, lawyerly and with a genius for trivia, Richard Cordray is not the sort of guy you picture at the center of Washington’s bitter … Continue reading

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November 25, 2016 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

November 9, 2016

Housing Finance Reform, Going Forward

By David Reiss

Two high-level officials in the Treasury Department recently posted Housing Finance Reform: Access and Affordability Going Forward. It highlighted principles that should guide housing finance reform going forward. It opened, Access to affordable housing serves as a cornerstone of economic security for … Continue reading

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November 9, 2016 in CFPB | Permalink | 1 Comment

October 25, 2016

The Mortgage After a Spouse’s Death

By David Reiss

BeSmartee.com quoted me in What Happens to My Mortgage When My Spouse Dies? It opens, We would like to help by answering the question of what happens to your mortgage when your spouse dies, and we’ve asked several experts to chime … Continue reading

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October 25, 2016 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

October 13, 2016

Business as Usual with the CFPB

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in CFPB Remains Strong Despite DC Circ. Single-Director Ruling (behind paywall). It reads, in part, A blockbuster D.C. Circuit ruling Tuesday declaring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s single-director leadership structure unconstitutional is unlikely to have a major effect … Continue reading

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October 13, 2016 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

October 12, 2016

The Fate of the CFPB

By David Reiss

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a decision in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, No. 15-1177 (October 11, 2016), that found an important aspect of the structure of the CFPB to be unconstitutional: … Continue reading

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October 12, 2016 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

September 22, 2016

Financially Capable Young’uns

By David Reiss

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a new model and recommendations, Building Blocks To Help Youth Achieve Financial Capability (link to report at bottom of page). It opens, To navigate the financial marketplace effectively, adults need financial knowledge and skills, … Continue reading

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September 22, 2016 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

August 19, 2016

Bringing Debt Collectors to Heel

By David Reiss

TheStreet.com quoted me in Debt Collectors Hounding You With Robo Calls? Here’s What To Do. It reads, in part, Mike Arman, a retired mortgage broker residing in City of Oak Hill, Fla., owns a nice home, with only $6,000 left on … Continue reading

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August 19, 2016 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments