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Indiana AG Secures $1.3 Million Default Judgment Against Illinois-based Debt Collector

On Ap​ril 14, 2021, the Indiana Attorney General (Indiana AG) announced that his office obtained a default judgment against an Illinois-based debt collection agency and the agency’s owner. The original complaint filed by the Indiana AG alleged the agency violated Indiana’s Deceptive Consumer Sales Act by improperly threatening borrowers with legal action, such as liens…

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CFPB Announces Consent Order with Remittance Transfer Provider

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On December 21, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a remittance transfer provider, with locations in 15 states and the District of Columbia.  Remittance transfers are transfers of money by consumers in the United States to individuals living abroad.  The consent order states that…

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CFPB Enters Into Consent Order With Servicer Concerning Foreclosure-Related Practices

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On December 18, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a mortgage servicing company (and its successor in interest) resolving allegations that the company’s conduct between 2014 and 2018 violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) and Regulation X, the implementing regulations of the…

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CFPB Enters Consent Order with Florida-Based Auto Lender Over Fee Disclosures

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On November 20, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a Florida-based company that offers auto loans over the company’s alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). The consent order, entered against both the company and personally against the company’s…

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CFPB Files Suit Against California Debt Collectors

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On September 8, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it filed a complaint against a group of California-based debt collection companies and their subsidiaries.  The complaint, filed in the Southern District of California, alleges the defendants violated the terms of a 2015 consent order (the Order) with the…

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CFPB Announces $1.1 Million Settlement with California-based Lenders to Resolve Allegations of Unfair and Deceptive Practices

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On July 24, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered consent orders (here and here) against two California-based mortgage lenders, resolving allegations that the lenders violated the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1601–1667f, and its implementing regulation, Regulation Z, 12 C.F.R. § 1026.24;…

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