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Justice Files Amicus Brief in Support of PHH
Monday, March 20, 2017 6:45 AM

The Justice Department on Friday filed an amicus brief for the federal government in support of PHH Corp.'s contention that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's structure is unconstitutional.

The brief did not take a position on PHH's underlying challenge to the bureau's interpretation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. A dozen trade associations, including Credit Union National Association, filed an amicus brief earlier this month in support of PHH's case with regard to RESPA.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the CFPB's petition for a full court rehearing of the case. The court's October 2016 initial ruling found the CFPB's single director structure unconstitutional. Oral arguments before the full court will be heard May 24.