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Amicus briefs filed by the CFPB are available on this page, including amicus briefs concerning federal consumer financial protection law filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by the Office of the Solicitor General.  

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Franklin Savings Bank v. Bordick

The Bureau and the State of Maine filed an amicus brief with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court addressing the scope of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), which generally applies to consumer-purpose loans. The brief argues that determining whether a loan has a covered purpose requires assessing the transaction as a whole and that language in the loan documents describing the loan’s purpose does not control that inquiry.
Federal District Court
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Connolly & Mott v. Lanham et al.

The CFPB and DOJ filed a joint Statement of Interest in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland explaining that mortgage lenders violate the Equal Credit Opportunity Act if they rely on an appraisal that they knew, or should have known, was discriminatory when assessing the creditworthiness of an applicant.
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Lyons v. PNC Bank, N.A.

The Bureau filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit arguing that a Truth in Lending Act protection that prohibits banks from taking money from a borrower’s checking or savings account to cover amounts the consumer owes on certain types of debts covers home-equity lines of credit linked to a credit card.