Posts from June 2020.

On June 29, 2020, the United States Supreme Court held that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is unconstitutional. Specifically, the Court held that the CFPB director must be dischargeable at will by the president to prevent infringing upon the separation of powers between the legislative and the executive branches.  Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority decision. The ruling may create an avenue to challenge nearly a decade’s worth of rulings and penalties issued by the CFPB since its creation in 2010.

Appellant Siela Law argued that ...

Posted in: CFPB, Supreme Court

In March 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in effort to provide support and economic relief to organizations and individuals during the Coronavirus pandemic. Pursuant to the CARES Act, Congress established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to assist small businesses and self-employed individuals retain workers, cover operating costs, and maintain payroll. The Small Business Administration (SBA) backs the PPP, and is responsible for forgiving said loans if borrowers maintain payroll for eight (8) weeks and use the money ...

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