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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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Hopkins v. Collecto, Inc. et al.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Bureau filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit arguing that a debt collector does not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it accurately states in an itemization of a consumer’s debt that $0.00 in interest and collection fees have been applied to the debt.

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Navient Corp.

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Bureau filed a brief in the Third Circuit arguing that section 1042 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, which permits states to bring actions to enforce the CFPA, does not prohibit a state from bringing an action against a defendant merely because the Bureau has already brought an action against the same defendant.

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Preston v. Midland Credit Management

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

In response to the 7th Circuit’s invitation, the Bureau filed an amicus brief arguing that there is no “benign language” exception to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s prohibition on debt collectors “using any language or symbol, other than the debt collector’s address, on any envelope when communicating with a consumer by use of the mails or by telegram, except that a debt collector may use his business name if such name does not indicate that he is in the debt collection business.” 

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Bender v. Elmore & Throop, P.C.

4th Circuit Court of Appeals

The Bureau filed an amicus brief addressing the one-year statute of limitations in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The brief argued that the FDCPA’s statute of limitations does not bar consumers from suing to challenge violations that occurred in the prior year, even if the defendant previously committed similar violations that are outside the limitations period.

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Continental Service Group v. United States

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

The Bureau filed an amicus brief urging the Federal Circuit to conclude that a trial court injunction barring the Department of Education from assigning debt collectors to loans in default is inconsistent with the public interest.

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Strubel v. Comenity Bank

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

This case presents the question of a private plaintiff’s standing under the Truth in Lending Act to bring an action for statutory damages for the alleged failure of a creditor to provide the account-opening disclosures required under 15 U.S.C. § 1637(a)(7) and its implementing regulation. 

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Rai v. WB Imico Lexington Fee, LLC

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

This case presents the question whether a land developer who sends a “property report,” as defined by Section 1707 of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ILSA”), to an attorney representing a purchaser meets Section 1703’s requirement that the report be “furnished to the purchaser.”