CFPB Puts Lawyers in Cross Hairs

Number of suits rivals actions against banks.

, The National Law Journal


If lawyers thought they'd escape scrutiny by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — think again. The agency has filed more lawsuits against lawyers than almost any other group, bringing six suits against legal services providers.

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Originally appeared in print as Consumer Agency Defends Enforcement Against Lawyers

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    If and when Mr. Cordray and his executive branch colleagues at DOJ start going after the many personal injury lawyers who routinely promulgate fraudulent litigation (see particularly asbestos litigation), thereby defrauding our courts and the taxpayers who provide court resources, then I'll be impressed.

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