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The Time Has Come: The CFPB Issues its Proposed Arbitration Rule

Posted in Arbitration, CFPB, Regulatory Developments

As widely anticipated, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comments on proposed regulations that would: 1) bar class action waivers; and 2) impose reporting requirements for individual arbitrations pursued pursuant to pre-dispute arbitration agreements (“Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule is accompanied by over 350 pages of Supplementary Information in which the CFPB makes it case that class action litigation and CFPB monitoring of individual arbitrations are both “in the public interest” and “for the protection of consumers.”

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