Posts from June 2023.

On June 23, 2023, in Coinbase v. Bielski, the Supreme Court issued a ruling holding that a district court must stay its proceedings while an interlocutory appeal of the issue of arbitration is ongoing. The 5-4 decision resolves a circuit split on the issue, and has far-reaching implications on motions to compel arbitration.

The case arose from a putative class action brought by plaintiff Abraham Bielski, on behalf of Coinbase users, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The defendant Coinbase, an online cryptocurrency platform, file a motion to compel ...

In Milgram v. Chase Bank USA, N.A., --- F.4th ---, 2023 WL 3874276 (11th Cir. June 8, 2023), the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s FCRA claim based on the bank’s alleged failure to conduct a reasonable investigation into a consumer’s dispute after the consumer provided proof of a criminal judgment in an identity theft matter.

Plaintiff filed suit asserting a FCRA claim based on the bank’s allegedly unreasonable investigation into her credit dispute. One of plaintiff’s employees had opened a few credit cards in plaintiff’s name ...

On Monday, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed sanctions levied by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau due to its conduct during discovery. The CFPB initiated the lawsuit in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Brown, --- F.4th ---, 2023 WL 3939432 (11th Cir. June 12, 2023) against eighteen different defendants for allegedly engaging in or substantially assisting a fraudulent debt collection scheme. Thirteen of the defendants are alleged to have directly participated, while five of the defendants ...

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