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Washington AG Reaches Settlement with Debt Collector to Resolve Lawsuit Concerning Its Alleged Failure to Offer Garnishment Exemptions and Collection of Unlawful Fees

On June 8, 2020 the Washington Attorney General’s office (Washington AG) announced that a consent order had been reached with a Colorado-based debt collection agency that would require the agency to pay $475,000 to approximately 5,000 Washington consumers to resolve a lawsuit originally filed in April 2020 in Washington state…

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D.C. AG Files Suit Against Online Lender

On June 5, 2020, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (DC AG) announced that it had filed a complaint in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia against an online lender for allegedly making illegal loans to over 2,500 DC consumers in violation of the Consumer Protection…

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California DBO Announces Settlement with Point-of-Sale Lender Over Allegedly Illegal Loans

On March 15, 2020, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced a settlement with a point-of-sale lender that offered an allegedly illegal “buy now, pay later” option targeted to young consumers. After an investigation, DBO concluded that these loans were illegal because the lender did not have the requisite…

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