NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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Federal Government Strips Legal Rights of Older Consumers in Nursing Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Washington – Late yesterday, the U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final nursing home arbitration rule, allowing nursing homes to force residents into arbitration and depriving them of access to the courts in case of a [...]

Federal Government Strips Legal Rights of Older Consumers in Nursing Homes2019-07-17T14:21:06-05:00

Bipartisan House Bill Moves Forward in the Fight to Stop Unwanted Robocalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 17, 2019 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Consumer Reports: David Butler, dbutler@consumer.org or (202) 462-6262 Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed unanimously (48-0) the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (HR 3375). The bipartisan bill was introduced in June by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and [...]

Bipartisan House Bill Moves Forward in the Fight to Stop Unwanted Robocalls2019-07-17T12:17:13-05:00

Statement Regarding CFPB Settlement with Nation’s Largest Debt Relief Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Andrew Pizor (apizor@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the settlement of a lawsuit it had brought against Freedom Debt Relief, the nation’s largest debt settlement company. According to the CFPB, the company agreed to [...]

Statement Regarding CFPB Settlement with Nation’s Largest Debt Relief Company2019-07-09T13:51:31-05:00

Consumer, Civil Rights Advocates to CFPB: Don’t Water Down Overdraft Fee “Opt In” Rule 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2019 National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Center for Responsible Lending: Ricardo Quinto (ricardo.quinto@responsiblelending.org) “More, not less, comprehensive reform of unfair and abusive overdraft fee practices is badly needed.”  “Overdraft fees are unfair, deceptive, harmful, and outrageously high—and they hit consumers of color the hardest” WASHINGTON, [...]

Consumer, Civil Rights Advocates to CFPB: Don’t Water Down Overdraft Fee “Opt In” Rule 2019-07-02T10:07:25-05:00

Will Student Loan Borrowers in Income-Driven Repayment Get the Loan Forgiveness They’ve Been Promised? 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 1, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 National Consumer Law Center Files FOIA to Find out on 25th Anniversary of Borrowers Participating in Income-Driven Repayment Plans Download NCLC’s FOIA request at: http://bit.ly/foia-ann Boston — On July 1, 1994, the U.S. Education Department [...]

Will Student Loan Borrowers in Income-Driven Repayment Get the Loan Forgiveness They’ve Been Promised? 2019-07-01T10:47:43-05:00

Bipartisan House Bill is a Significant Step Forward in the Fight to Stop Unwanted Robocalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 20, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact:  Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C. - Today, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chair and ranking member, respectively, of the U.S. House Committee on [...]

Bipartisan House Bill is a Significant Step Forward in the Fight to Stop Unwanted Robocalls2019-06-20T10:54:13-05:00

Statement: Nearly 50 Organizations Oppose FCC Proposed Cap on Universal Service Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C.- The parties listed below make the following joint statement regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Communications Commission proposing to place a cap on the federal Universal Service Fund (USF): “When Congress [...]

Statement: Nearly 50 Organizations Oppose FCC Proposed Cap on Universal Service Fund2019-06-11T14:33:03-05:00

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Send Letters to FDIC, OCC, and Fed Urging them to Prevent Bank Payday Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Letters come after news that regulators pursuing joint small-dollar policy; Growing concern that several Administration appointees may be giving green light for predatory loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) joined a coalition of [...]

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Send Letters to FDIC, OCC, and Fed Urging them to Prevent Bank Payday Loans2019-06-11T11:42:48-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify on June 11 before U.S. House Oversight Committee on Student Loan Servicing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 10, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Joanna K. Darcus’s full testimony will be available by 10am ET on June 11 at: http://bit.ly/nclc-test-loan-serv Washington, D.C.- National Consumer Law Center attorney Joanna K. Darcus will testify on Tuesday, June 11 at 10am E.T. before the U.S. [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify on June 11 before U.S. House Oversight Committee on Student Loan Servicing2019-06-10T14:56:51-05:00

Statement re: FCC Approves Phone Companies Proactively Blocking Robocalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2019 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010; Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org) National Consumer Law Center Senior Attorney Margot Saunders issues statement on FCC proposal calling it “a meaningful first step, but not a magic bullet.” WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, the FCC unanimously approved a proposal to grant phone [...]

Statement re: FCC Approves Phone Companies Proactively Blocking Robocalls2019-06-06T13:57:01-05:00