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New poll finds a large majority of Americans back new regulations and class actions after Equifax data breach

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that after the Equifax Data Breach, 68% of Americans would join a class action against Equifax. Here is a link to the article.

National Consumer Law Center issues brief explanation why Congress should not bar CFPB forced arbitration ban

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Steve Larson

The National Consumer Law Center issued a brief explanation as to why Congress should not bar CFPB forced arbitration ban. Here is a link to the brief.

Los Angeles Times says that GOP efforts to undermine Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are absurd

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by Steve Larson

Here is the quote from the end of an article about the Wells Fargo and Equifax scandals.

“Just as Wells Fargo’s assorted scandals highlight the absurdity of Republican efforts to do away with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Equifax breach shows the foolishness of deregulating credit agencies.”

Here is the link to the article.

Another settlement in auto parts antitrust class action – this one with Bosch

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Consumers recently filed a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement with Bosch. Bosch has agreed to pay $33.4 million to settle antitrust lawsuits involving four different types of auto parts. The parts involved in the Bosch settlement are windshield wiper systems, starters, fuel injection systems and spark plugs.

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Media just becoming aware that Georgia Representative is seeking to gut the Fair Credit Reporting Act to protect Equifax

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Many articles are now appearing pointing out that Georgia Representative Loudermilk proposed a bill to gut the regulations applicable to Equifax (which is headquartered in Georgia) just before the data breach became public. Here are links to the articles:

Vanity Fair

New Republic

NBC News

Wall Street Journal (paid subscription required)

Law.com

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