Law Firm Loses Challenge To Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Demand for Documents

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Messer Strickler’s blog and is republished here with permission.

On August 18, 2020, New York federal judge Kenneth Karas upheld the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Petition to Enforce Civil Investigative Demand (CID) against a law firm rejecting the firm's constitutional challenges to the agency's investigation and its assertion of attorney-client privilege. The lawsuit, CFPB v. the Law Offices of Crystal Moroney PC, was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York as case No. 7:20-CV-3240. Judge Karas held that the law firm must turn over material to the CFPB, including recordings of calls with debtors, records of disputes and information about its clients.

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