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Burden Shifts to Consumer Lawyers to Protect the Public from Abusive Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), under the direction of President Trump’s appointee Mike Mulvaney, is withdrawing from its role of protecting consumers from predatory lending practices.  The CFPB was created to correct the abusive practices of banks, payday lenders, student loan servicers, and other financial institutions, but under the Trump administration, the bureau has made a dramatic shift in its policies. The burden now shifts to consumer lawyers and private litigants to step into …

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Polybutylene Plumbing Class Action

Michael A. Caddell served as lead counsel in the Polybutylene (PB) plumbing class action. Settled in 1995, this case resulted in over 320,000 homes being completely re-plumbed, repaired, and inspected at no cost to the homeowner.

Polybutylene pipe was developed in the 1970s as a low-cost alternative to metal pipe. Made from a petrochemical refining byproduct, the plastic pipes were marketed as resistant to wear and tear, unaffected by corrosion, and easy to maintain and …

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Caddell & Chapman represents plaintiffs nationwide in class action lawsuits and other complex litigation.

Caddell & Chapman Obtains Final Approval of FCRA Settlement

Caddell & Chapman, along with co-counsel Devin Fok of DHF Law, P.C., recently obtained final approval of a class action settlement in Hawkins v. S2Verify, No. 3:15-cv-03502-WHA, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. On May 5, 2017, Judge William Alsup entered the order finally approving the settlement, which will pay each of the approximately 4,295 class members a cash payment of more than $176. The Court found the settlement reached …

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Caddell & Chapman represents plaintiffs nationwide in class action lawsuits and other complex litigation.

Caddell & Chapman Wins Class Certification in Fair Credit Reporting Act Case

Caddell & Chapman attorneys Mike Caddell, Cynthia Chapman, Amy Tabor, and Ben Wickert, along with co-counsel Devin Fok of DHF Law, recently won certification of a class of more than 4,300 consumers whose background reports were sold to prospective employers by S2Verify, LLC. In certifying the class, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California appointed Caddell & Chapman as lead class counsel, and firm client Regmon Hawkins as …

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