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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

October 20, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a report detailing its consumer protection principles. In the report, the CFPB lists their grounds for authorizing “financial data sharing and aggregation.” The agency’s goal is to improve the market by enhancing … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Fannie Mae’s, Economic and Strategic Research Group released their October 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook (EHO). According to their study, the hurricanes which hit the Nation’s southern coasts did not negatively impact the economy as anticipated. Though there were decreases … Continue reading

October 17, 2017

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Jamila Moore

In a unique display of camaraderie, Philadelphia’s Housing Authority reopened a school  closed by the Philadelphia School District. The city agency bought the school outright. After purchasing the school, the city’s housing agency engaged a renowned non-profit education operator to … Continue reading

October 16, 2017

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

A potential class of homeowners will not allow the state of Illinois’s Cook County, to escape the consequences of their behavior. Allegedly, Cook County’s treasurer failed to pay refunds granted to a class of homeowners in a prior proceeding. The class … Continue reading

October 13, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

A recently released employment report shows a recent severe decline of jobs within the U.S. economy. A total of 33,000 jobs were lost in the month of September. Industry experts cite the nation’s natural disasters as a source aiding in … Continue reading

October 12, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Vision Property Management (Vision) can no longer operate in state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s Department of Justice sued the entity and all entities related to it for their misleading and deceptive practices. The entity allegedly marketed “uninhabitable properties” to Wisconsin consumers … Continue reading

October 11, 2017

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Measuring Mortgage Credit Availability: A Frontier Estimation Approach, Anenber, Hizmo, Kung and Molloy Household Balance Sheets and Social Policy Preferences: New Survey Evidence, Hariri, Jensen, Lassen, and Wiedemann Does Skin-In-The-Game Discipline Risk Management? Evidence from Mortgage Insurance, Liu Bank Credit … Continue reading