Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 19 other State Attorney Generals send letter to Congress backing CFPB’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

August 10, 2017 by

The Multi-State letter opposes restrictions Congress is contemplating on a new rule passed by the CFPB that would prohibit banks from requiring consumers to waive their right to seek redress in court.

Restrictions on participation in class action cases are routinely inserted by financial institutions into contracts for financial products such as credit cards, payday loans, and checking accounts. Many consumers enter contracts without being aware that they are relinquishing significant rights, including their rights in court.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and the Attorney Generals from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia, joined in the letter.

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