Los Angeles Times

Challenge to CFPB is revived


A federal appeals court revived a legal challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal office created to protect consumers in financial dealings with banks, lenders and credit card companies.

The federal appeals court in Washington ruled that a Texas bank could challenge the constituti­onality of the watchdog agency’s powers even though the bank’s conduct has not been subject to any enforcemen­t.

A federal district judge had dismissed the lawsuit in 2013 after finding the bank had no legal standing to bring the claims.

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