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Volume 28 - Number 17

August 14, 2017

Its Investigation Now Complete, CFPB Tells Zillow: Settle or Else

The CFPB has told Zillow, the online real estate database firm, to settle with the agency over alleged violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act or face an enforcement action, the company revealed last week in its 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Based on correspondence from the CFPB in August 2017, we understand that it has concluded its investigation, the firm said in its SEC disclosure. The CFPB has invited us to discuss a possible settlement and indicated that it intends to pursue further action if those discussions do not result in a settlement. At issue are certain co-marketing activities, which Zillow defended. We continue to believe that our acts and practices are lawful and that ...

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