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Peterson featured in Philadelphia Inquirer article about expert testimony in payday loan case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson   was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about testimony he gave in a trial against a payday loan company accused of targeting low-income people.   Read the full article here.

Peterson interviewed by Top of Mind radio show on Equifax breach

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson appeared on BYU’s Top of Mind radio show to discuss the recent Equifax breach.   Listen to the full segment here. 

Media Corner: New restrictions on payday lending will help consumers, but more must be done

Newly announced restrictions on payday lending unveiled Thursday by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are expected to help crack down on an industry that profits from high-interest loans given to low-income Americans from vulnerable populations. The new rules will change the way payday loans are administered and may lessen the number of vulnerable loan applicants […]

Peterson appears on CBS Morning Show

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson recently appeared on the national CBS Morning Show to discuss the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). View the segment here.   

Peterson co-authors Op-ed on Wells Fargo fraud case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher Peterson co-authored an Op-ed for the Deseret News titled, “Op-ed: Wells Fargo case shows how fine print can erode freedom.” A statement from the article reads: “Rather than addressing this systemic wrongdoing, Wells Fargo moved to keep the scandal out of the public eye by […]

Peterson writes Op-ed about HR10 bill’s impact on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher Peterson wrote an Op-Ed titled, Bill would gut financial consumer protections for The Salt Lake Tribune.

Election of Trump draws renewed interest in Peterson research on potential impeachment

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson has fielded several media requests to discuss his analysis outlining why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on charges related to fraud and racketeering for prior conduct now that Trump has been elected president.  After […]

Peterson appears in USA Today on Trump U analysis

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson appeared in an Oct. 25 USA Today series on “Trump and the Law.” Peterson in recent weeks has fielded several media requests to discuss his analysis outlining why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chris Peterson: Trump University lawsuits lay groundwork for potential impeachment of Donald Trump

As the presidential race continues to heat up, a new legal analysis released today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Republican nominee Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on charges related to fraud and racketeering for prior conduct […]

Downtown CLE: The CFPB after five years–successful reforms or vigilante regulation? Developments and Practice Tips

12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough (170 Main St Suite 1500, SLC, UT 84101) What has the CFPB done in the five years since its creation?  Professor Peterson and George Sutton will discuss the pros and cons of the CFPB, trends in CFPB enforcement cases, and explore what it takes to practice […]