Consumer Protection Policy, Legislation To Watch In 2012

Law360, New York (January 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST) -- The brand-new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will use its regulatory power in 2012 to crack down on the student lending, mortgage and credit industries as soon as its new head is confirmed, according to consumer protection lawyers, who will also watch rules or bills that could counteract AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.

Here are the key bills and regulations that could come to fruition in 2012:

Credit Card Regulation

The CFPB was a key element of financial regulatory reform, but it has been hamstrung by Republicans'...
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