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Legal Experts Decry Credit Bureaus’ Lawsuit to Invalidate Maine Laws Protecting Consumers from Medical Debt and Economic Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 4, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Boston - Last week, the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) sued the State of Maine over two laws recently passed to protect consumers from unfair credit reporting practices. CDIA is a trade association for the credit reporting industry, the [...]

Legal Experts Decry Credit Bureaus’ Lawsuit to Invalidate Maine Laws Protecting Consumers from Medical Debt and Economic Abuse2019-10-04T09:01:56-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Advocate Statement Opposing Sen. Alexander’s Legislation to Reform Higher Education Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - Statement of Persis Yu, director of the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, in response to today’s introduction of a scaled-back higher education bill by Senator Lamar Alexander: “Students and borrowers need real, [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocate Statement Opposing Sen. Alexander’s Legislation to Reform Higher Education Act2019-09-26T14:38:12-05:00

U.S. House Financial Services Committee Hearing on September 26 on Abusive Debt Collection with Testimony by National Consumer Law Center Attorney April Kuehnhoff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 National Consumer Law Center attorney April Kuehnhoff’s full testimony will be available by 10 am ET on September 26 at: http://bit.ly/testimony-kuehnhoff Washington, D.C.- National Consumer Law Center attorney April Kuehnhoff will testify on Wednesday, September 26 at 10 [...]

U.S. House Financial Services Committee Hearing on September 26 on Abusive Debt Collection with Testimony by National Consumer Law Center Attorney April Kuehnhoff2019-09-26T10:26:58-05:00

In the Wake of HUD Major Policy Change on Non-Borrowing Spouses, National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify on September 25 before U.S. House on Risks to Elders from Reverse Mortgage Abuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 National Consumer Law Center attorney Sarah Bolling Mancini’s full testimony will be available by 2 pm ET on September 25 at: http://bit.ly/testimony-mancini Washington, D.C.- National Consumer Law Center attorney Sarah Bolling Mancini will testify on Wednesday, September 25 at [...]

In the Wake of HUD Major Policy Change on Non-Borrowing Spouses, National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify on September 25 before U.S. House on Risks to Elders from Reverse Mortgage Abuses2019-09-24T12:27:49-05:00

Consumer Advocates Applaud U.S. House for Passage of Bill that Would Restore American Families’ Right to Their Day in Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845; Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a big step forward in restoring justice for American families by passing the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423), which would [...]

Consumer Advocates Applaud U.S. House for Passage of Bill that Would Restore American Families’ Right to Their Day in Court2019-09-20T10:21:50-05:00

Credit Union Regulator Expands High-Cost Loan Program Without Needed Safeguards, Say Consumer Groups

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center:   Jan Kruse jkruse@nclc.org Center for Responsible Lending: Matthew Kravitz matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org NCUA votes for changes to Payday Alternative Loan program; while addressing some key concerns of community groups, overall the vote is a step in the wrong direction  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Credit Union [...]

Credit Union Regulator Expands High-Cost Loan Program Without Needed Safeguards, Say Consumer Groups2019-09-20T08:23:24-05:00

More than 200 Organizations across the 50 States and D.C. Call for Strong Consumer Protections on Debt Collection

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse at jkruse@nclc.org Americans for Financial Reform: Carter Dougherty at carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org CFPB proposal would allow for more consumer abuse and harassment from debt collection industry Washington, DC – Late yesterday, a coalition of 232 nonprofit organizations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia sent a [...]

More than 200 Organizations across the 50 States and D.C. Call for Strong Consumer Protections on Debt Collection2019-09-19T11:48:33-05:00

NCLC Attorney Statement Regarding Challenge to Constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Leadership Structure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845; Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C. – Late yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau joined an appeal by the Trump Administration to the U.S. Supreme Court asserting that the agency’s independent leadership structure is a violation [...]

NCLC Attorney Statement Regarding Challenge to Constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Leadership Structure2019-09-18T09:33:37-05:00

Elizabeth Cabraser to Receive Consumer Law’s Top Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, (jkruse@nclc.org) Boston - The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth J. Cabraser was selected to receive the 2019 Vern Countryman Award, consumer law’s most prestigious award. One of the nation’s most accomplished plaintiffs’ attorneys, Cabraser is a [...]

Elizabeth Cabraser to Receive Consumer Law’s Top Award2019-09-16T11:08:32-05:00

CFPB to Approve Potentially Risky Fintech Products 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2019 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org, (617) 542-8010, Lauren Saunders, lsaunders@nclc.org Americans for Financial Reform: Carter Dougherty, carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org, (202) 251-6700 Center for Responsible Lending: Matthew Kravitz, matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org, (202) 349-1859 CFPB finalizes policy that gives companies a private channel to seek approvals of untested new products and a [...]

CFPB to Approve Potentially Risky Fintech Products 2019-09-10T16:06:42-05:00