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John L. Ropiequet and Christopher S. Naveja published in recent edition of Banking & Financial Services Policy Report

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Christopher Naveja

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners John L. Ropiequet and Christopher S. Naveja’s article, “A Curious Dichotomy: Fair Lending Litigation and Enforcement Actions Following Wal-Mart Stores, Inc V. Dukes,” was published in the January 2013 edition of Banking & Financial Services Policy Report.

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John L. Ropiequet writes article for the Non-Prime Times on fair lending

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John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet has published an article in the Non-Prime Times entitled “What’s in Store on Fair Lending from the CFPB?” The article discusses the reported interest of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection in certain auto finance practices where auto dealers mark up the rate of the finance charge in order to share in the finance profit with the auto finance companies who purchase retail installment contracts from them.

 

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John L. Ropiequet and Christopher S. Navaja publish article in ABA’s The Business Lawyer on claims in the air lending arena

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John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Christopher S. Naveja

Christopher S. Naveja

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners John L. Ropiequet and Christopher S. Naveja have published an article entitled “Fair Lending Developments: Testing the Limits of Statistical Evidence” in the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s law review, The Business Lawyer. The article covers federal enforcement efforts and private class actions, which assert claims in the fair lending arena during the past year under the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act as part of the Annual Survey on Consumer Finance Law. Mr. Ropiequet is co-editor of the Annual Survey, which covers all significant developments in consumer finance law on a national basis, and also co-authored the Introduction to the Survey.

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John L. Ropiequet speaks at Ninth Annual Housing and Auto Finance Workshop

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John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet delivered two presentations to the 2012 Housing and Auto Finance Workshop on May 8 in Baltimore, Maryland. The first presentation, titled “Hot Topics in Fair Lending: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, Government Enforcement Actions and Other Landmines,” discussed the impact of the Supreme Court’s landmark class action ruling last summer on fair lending class actions. The second presentation, “Navigating Ethical Quandaries in the Social Media Age: How Do The Rules Impact a Lawyer’s Favorite Social Media Activities?”, explored how the Rules of Professional Conduct may limit what lawyers can do with the opportunities presented to them by social media and other internet-based forms of communication.

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John Ropiequet and Christopher Naveja publish fair lending article in Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney John L. Ropiequet

John L. Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Christopher S. Naveja

Christopher S. Naveja

Chicago partners John L. Ropiequet and Christopher S. Naveja have published an article entitled “Update on Current and Prospective Fair Lending Enforcement and Litigation Developments” in the latest edition of Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report. The article discusses recent federal and state enforcement actions against banks that allegedly discriminated against minority mortgage and auto borrowers, the potential impact of the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection on future enforcement actions, and litigation against mortgage lenders by municipalities and private litigants that claims discriminatory lending practices.

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