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Court of Appeals set to hear landmark challenge to CFPB constitutionality

D-Day for CFPB coming this week
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s moment of truth (in the courtroom, at least) is coming this week as the full Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is set to rehear the landmark challenge to the agency’s constitutionality brought by PHH Corp. Here's a breakdown of the case and a view of what's coming next.
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Ocwen pulls a PHH: Asks court to declare CFPB unconstitutional, requests DOJ help

Asks court for expedited decision on CFPB constitutionality
Ocwen Financial is pulling a PHH. Just as PHH did recently, Ocwen is playing the unconstitutional card in its fight against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, asking the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida to declare the CFPB unconstitutional and toss out the CFPB’s lawsuit against the company.
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LenderLive officially takes over PHH private-label mortgage operations

PHH's business shift continues
Earlier this year, LenderLive Network announced that it would be taking over PHH Mortgage Corporation’s private-label fulfillment operations in Jacksonville, Florida. That transition is now complete. According to LenderLive, the company is now processing, underwriting and closing loans on an outsourced basis for PHH fulfillment clients served out of the Jacksonville facility.
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DOJ requests time during oral arguments in CFPB and PHH case

Doesn’t fully align with either party
The Department of Justice made headlines in March when it revealed that it switched sides in the landmark battle between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and PHH. While it now aligns with PHH, it doesn’t completely agree with the company’s position. As a result, it requested time in the oral arguments to give its unique stance.
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PHH shakes up senior leadership, CEO Glen Messina departing

Chief Financial Officer Robert Crowl tabbed as replacement
Over the last few years, it’s been a two-pronged battle for PHH Corp. On one side, the company is locked in a legal war with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On the other side, PHH’s business has undergone dramatic shifts. One of the few constants during this time of transition has been the company’s CEO, Glen Messina. But that’s not the case anymore.
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PHH laying off more employees in New York

Cuts will leave company with 30 employees in region
Given the headlines of late, it may be easy to forget that PHH Mortgage Corp’s landmark battle with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau isn’t the only issue the company is facing. The company is also in the middle of a significant shift in its business, necessitated by substantial changes in its mortgage servicing operations.
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Tensions escalate at House hearing on constitutionality of the CFPB

This just brings more harm than good
Well, this is awkward. Four witnesses on the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sat before a House subcommittee on Tuesday morning, lending their expert knowledge to help sort through the current state of confusion around the bureau. The only problem is that they could barely get a word in edgewise. House Republicans profusely thanked them for coming as House Democrats condemned the hearing entirely.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump tapping familiar face to lead DOJ's civil division?

What will become of False Claims Act charges under new leader?
It looks like President Donald Trump is about to install a familiar face as the leader of the Department of Justice’s civil division. If that happens, what happens to the DOJ's recently preferred tactic of using the False Claims Act to extract settlements from lenders for supposedly misrepresenting the quality of loans to the Federal Housing Administration? The answer, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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In major reversal, U.S. sides with PHH, calls CFPB structure unconstitutional

DOJ asks court to give president authority to fire CFPB director at will
Recently, the U.S. government began to give off indications that it might be switching sides in the landmark battle between the CFPB and PHH, signaling that the Trump administration would not be as supportive of the CFPB as the Obama administration had been. And Friday, that's exactly what happened. Click the headline for the full story.
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PHH urges Court of Appeals to kill CFPB

Argues CFPB constitutional issues go well beyond director’s authority
PHH wants the full Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to do more than simply declare the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unconstitutional; it wants the Court of Appeals to kill the CFPB altogether.
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