CFPB Appeals Court Ruling

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will appeal the court’s unconstitutional ruling in the case of CFPB v. PHH in which PHH argued the CFPB’s authoritative powers were too broad following enforcement actions that resulted in penalties primarily for referring consumers to mortgage insurers for compensation; the CFPB is requesting that the case be heard by all judges in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rather than a panel of only three judges which provided the October ruling; if the verdict in the case is unchanged, the president will still be able to replace the CFPB director at his discretion; it’s likely that Director Cordray could be replaced by President-Elect Donald Trump given his plans for Dodd-Frank.  Source