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Student Loan Company Ordered to Stop Doing Business in Kentucky

On September 27, 2016, the Kentucky Attorney General announced that on September 15, 2016, a Franklin Circuit Judge ordered a Florida-based student loan company to cease all operations in Kentucky.  The Attorney General’s lawsuit was filed after the Attorney General launched an investigation “into the company’s potentially misleading college loan forgiveness claims aimed…

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Massachusetts AG Settles With Insurance Company Over Allegedly Improper Force-Placed Insurance

On September 7, 2016, the Massachusetts Attorney General announced a settlement with an insurance company requiring “refunds for Massachusetts homeowners whose mortgage lenders wrongly force-placed the consumers with [the insurance company] despite the fact that the consumers already had home insurance with other companies, as well as consumers who were…

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CFPB Assesses Largest Fine in Agency's History Against National Bank for Opening Accounts Without Consumers' Consent

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On September 8, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that, pursuant to a Consent Order, a national bank agreed to make full restitution to consumers and pay the CFPB a $100 million fine because many of its employees allegedly engaged in an illegal practice of opening unauthorized deposit and credit…

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Kansas AG Settles With Auto Credit Company For Improperly Disclaiming Warranties

On August 19, 2016, the Kansas Attorney General announced a settlement with a Michigan-based auto credit company for “improperly disclaiming warranties in contracts with Kansas consumers in violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.”  According to the company, the warranties were disclaimed inadvertently.  Under the terms of the settlement, each…

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Online Fast Cash Lenders to Pay $9 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Lending to North Carolina Consumers

On June 21, 2016, the North Carolina Attorney General announced that two online fast cash lenders have agreed to pay more than $9 million in refunds for allegedly illegal loans issued to North Carolina consumers.  The settlement stems from a December 2013 complaint alleging that the lenders violated North Carolina usury…

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California AG Files Mortgage-Backed Securities Suit Against Investment Bank

On April 1, 2016, the California Attorney General announced that it filed suit against a prominent investment bank for alleged “misrepresentations about complex investments such as residential mortgage-backed securities, in which large pools of home loans were packaged together and sold to investors.”  The eight-count complaint, which was filed in…

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