The Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Prohibition: Implications for Consumer Financial Services Providers

by the Consumer Financial Services Group
January 10, 2019
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In November, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case over whether the Eighth Amendment’s excessive-fines prohibition applies to states under the 14th Amendment. In this week’s podcast, we review the litigation and lower court decisions and discuss how the case could provide companies with a constitutional basis for challenging fines and penalties sought by state attorneys general and regulators as they ramp up their supervision and enforcement to fill the void created by a less aggressive CFPB.

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