A little Texas bank is trying to slay a giant.

The State National Bank of Big Spring in Texas is suing the year-old U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, trying to force the regulatory agency to define its limits. Doing so would bring stability to the banking industry, a lawyer involved says.

Critics say the USCFPB has an open-ended mandate that is confusing to America’s large and small financial institutions.

“There is a lot of uncertainty today with respect the CFPB can do and how it would do it,” Joseph Barloon, a Washington lawyer handling the suit, tells Thomson Reuters. “This lawsuit, even if not successful, may help clarify some of those issues.”

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