PHH 'gratified' by opinion issued by D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
PHH Corporation issued a statement in response to the opinion released on October 11, 2016 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in which the Court vacated the decision of the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordering the company to disgorge $109M in reinsurance premiums: "We are extremely gratified that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the Director's decision related to our former mortgage reinsurance activities. We are hopeful that the Court's opinion will provide greater certainty to the entire mortgage industry regarding the industry's reliance on long-standing regulation as to how to conduct business consistent with RESPA. Regarding the Court's decision to remand the case to the CFPB to determine whether any mortgage insurers paid more than reasonable market value to the PHH-affiliated reinsurer, we will continue to present the facts and evidence to demonstrate that we complied with RESPA and other laws applicable to our former mortgage reinsurance activities in all respects."