California Public Utilities Commission Institutes a Formal Investigation of Uber and Certain Uber Black Sub-carriers (I.21-12-001)

By Andrew D. Kent On December 10, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) initiated investigation I.21-12-001 instituting a formal investigation of Uber and certain Uber Black Sub-carriers operating on the Uber Black Platform in violation of the Public Utilities Continue reading

Annual DFPI Report Shows Significant Decline of Payday Loans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Summer M. Bosse On July 22, 2021, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) released its Annual Report of Payday Lending Activity Under the California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law to the public. This report is required through the Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Announces Further Extension of DCA Director’s Order Waiving Restrictions on Telemedicine and Extending Time to Refill Prescriptions

By Stella Gerson On August 31, 2021, the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), Kimberly Kirchmeyer, issued Waiver Order DCA-21-193, which further extend the June 4, 2020 waiver order, DCA-20-21, regarding telemedicine for new or different medical conditions Continue reading

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation to License Debt Collectors and Buyers

By Stephanie Mendivil SB 908 (Wieckowski), as amended August 24, 2020, amends sections 1788.11 and 1788.52 of the Civil Code, and adds Division 25 to the Financial Code, titled “Debt Collection Licensing Act,” relating to debt collectors. Specifically, the bill Continue reading

Legislature Enacts California Consumer Financial Protection Law and Reorganizes and Renames the Department of Business Oversight As the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation  

By Stephanie Mendivil On September 25, 2020, Governor Newsom signed a series of bills to establish a California consumer financial protection watchdog agency, modeled after the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that is designed to expand the state’s authority and Continue reading