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Volume 28 - Number 6

March 13, 2017

The Government, As Expected, Switches Sides in PHH Case

The Trump administration has subtly signaled its support for PHH Corp. in the mortgage lenderís long-running dispute with the CFPB over alleged violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. In recent days, the Department of Justice asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for permission to file an amicus brief in the case by March 17, one week after the deadline the court had given PHH to file its response to the courtís decision to grant the CFPBís request for an en banc rehearing. The court has since granted the administrationís request for the one-week extension. In its request, the Justice Department said, ďAs this court recognized in calling for the views of the ...

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