Archive for August, 2019

Minnesota AG Settles Lawsuit with Minnesota Financier

​On August 21, 2019, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (“Minnesota AG”) announced a settlement with a Minnesota based lender that finances sales of door-to-door products, such as vacuum cleaners and air purifiers. This settlement resolved allegations that the lender hid high interest rates from consumers, failed to provide complete financing agreements to consumers, and failed to give…

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CFPB and Arkansas AG Settle with Brokers Over Illegal Credit Contracts

On August 14, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General (AG) entered into a proposed stipulated final judgment with three corporations that brokered extensions of credit to consumers, and the co-founder and owner of one of the corporations.  The simultaneously filed complaint, filed…

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CFPB Announces Settlements with Higher-Learning Institution and Lender Over Private Student Loans

Piggy Bank with a Graduation Cap

On August 12, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposed settlement with a for-profit higher-education institution. The CFPB filed a complaint against the institution in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on February 26, 2014, alleging that the institution had violated the Consumer…

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Finance Company to Pay $440,000, Banned from Selling Student Loan Services in Massachusetts

On August 7, 2019, the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (“Massachusetts AG”) announced that it filed a complaint and consent judgment in Suffolk County Superior Court.  The consent judgment bans a purportedly unlicensed finance company from collecting on any active student loan debt relief accounts in Massachusetts, and requires the company to pay $340,000 to repair the…

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New York AG Announces Settlement with Student Loan Debt Relief Company

​On August 8, 2019, New York Attorney General Letitia James (“New York AG”) announced a settlement and consent order with a student loan debt relief company, resolving the complaint’s allegations that the company deceived borrowers into paying for debt relief services that are available to the public for free from the federal government…

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