Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)

Can the CFPB Really Prohibit Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements?Section 1028 of the Dodd-Frank Act, entitled “Authority to Restrict Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration,” gives the CFPB the authority to promulgate regulations imposing conditions, limitations, or outright prohibitions on mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements relating to “consumer financial products or services. However, can Congress truly give the CFPB this authority?

Under Section 1028(a), the CFPB