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Disparate Whatever

Posted in Disparate Impact, Fair Lending

The House has approved an amendment aimed at barring the Department of Justice (DOJ) from enforcing the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) fair lending disparate impact rule. The amendment is to H.R. 2578, the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. It would prohibit the DOJ from using… Read More

CFPB Enforcement Actions Take on LO Comp and Fair Lending

Posted in CFPB, Fair Lending, Mortgage

Over the past couple of weeks, the CFPB has kept itself busy in the mortgage origination enforcement arena. In one complaint, the CFPB ordered a residential mortgage lender and its CEO to each pay a $1 million civil penalty for compensating loan originators in a way that allegedly steered borrowers into mortgage loans with higher… Read More

DOJ Provides Guidance on Its Expectations of “Best Practices” for Corporate Internal Investigations

Posted in Investigations

What does the Department of Justice think is a high-quality internal investigation? How does DOJ decide whether an investigation was good enough to help a company avoid, or at least mitigate, criminal charges? In recent speeches, DOJ has provided important guidance on its view of best practices, and some useful common-sense reminders, for our clients’ counsel… Read More