The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), which was expanded by the Paycheck Protection & Health Care Enhancement Act, provides more than $650 billion in loans for small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It includes fees for banks that make PPP loans to borrowers.
A Look Back at Significant Developments in Class Action Law in 2017
From the standpoint of class action practice, 2017 was as important for what did not happen as for what did. Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the 2017 class action scorecard, with a look forward to how the impact of some of those developments may be felt in 2018.
A brave new
Will the Future Bring a Surge of Class Actions against Banks and Credit Card Companies?
On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau formally issued its long-anticipated final rule banning class waivers in future arbitration agreements for banks, lenders, debt counselors, credit card issuers, certain types of automobile leasing businesses, and many other financial institutions. The CFPB’s rule will take effect March 18, 2018, unless nullified by Congress in…