Search Results: ECOA

DOJ Files Suit Against California Lenders Alleging Discriminatory Loan Modification Scheme

On August 23, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the filing of a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against several California-based mortgage loan modification service providers.  The complaint alleges that defendants violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)…

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CFPB and DOJ Propose $10.6 Million Settlement in Discriminatory Lending Action

On June 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a joint enforcement action against a regional bank for alleged discriminatory mortgage lending in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA), filed in the District Court for the…

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CFPB Settles Discriminatory Lending Claims Against Auto Manufacturer for $21.9 Million

On February 2, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with an auto manufacturer resolving claims of alleged discrimination under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.  Under the terms of the settlement, the auto manufacturer will pay “$21.9 million in restitution to thousands of African-American and Asian and Pacific Islander…

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CFPB & DOJ Reach $27M Settlement with Regional Bank over Redlining Allegations

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​On September 24, 2015, the CFPB and the DOJ announced a settlement with a regional bank over allegeatoins that it engaged in redlining practices in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). According to the complaint, the bank allegedly discriminated against minorities by systematically preventing residents of certain minority neighborhoods from…

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CFPB Asks DOJ to Investigate Automotive Lending Company for ECOA Violations

​On August 10, 2015, the American subsidiary of an automotive lending company disclosed in an SEC filing that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had notified the company on July 31, 2015 that it had asked the DOJ to investigate the company’s potential violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.  According ​to the filing, the CFPB’s referral…

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Auto Finance Company Settles Action Brought by CFPB and DOJ

On July 15, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that claims concerning an indirect auto finance company’s alleged discriminatory lending practices were settled as part of a consent order requiring $24 million in restitution payments to borrowers and changes to the lender’s dealer compensation system.  The consent order alleges…

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