A Supreme Court ruling in favor of Quicken Loans in a longstanding case filed over split fees charged by a loan officer could be interpreted as a warning to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to Ballard Spahr partner Christopher J. Willis.

Mr. Willis said that even though the CFPB was not directly involved in the case, it filed an amicus brief offering comments in favor of the interpretation of the plaintiff earlier this year. The Court rejected the CFPB’s argument.

The ruling “makes it clear that the industry can—and should—oppose the CFPB’s efforts to add prohibitions to federal laws that Congress did not provide for in those laws,” Mr. Willis wrote following the decision.