On February 2, 2017, the DC Circuit issued a per curiam order denying the three motions to intervene that were filed in the PHH case.
Here is a timeline of recent filings in the case:
January 23, 2017: The Democratic Attorneys General of 16 states and the District of Columbia filed a motion seeking to intervene in the case.
January 26, 2017: Democratic lawmakers Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Maxine Waters filed their motion. That same day, Maeve Brown (who chairs the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board) and consumer advocacy groups Americans for Financial Reform, Center for Responsible Lending, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Self-Help Credit Union, and United States Public Interest Research Group filed a motion to intervene.
January 27, 2017: PHH filed its motion in opposition to the motion to intervene filed by the state attorneys general. PHH also filed its supplemental response to the CFPB’s petition for rehearing.
January 31, 2017: PHH filed its motion in opposition to the motion to intervene by Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Maxine Waters.
Now that the DC Circuit has ruled on the three motions to intervene, we anticipate that the next development in the legal battle will be a decision on whether the DC Circuit will grant the CFPB’s petition for rehearing en banc.