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New York Attorney General Sues Student-Loan Servicer for Failure to Administer Federal Loan Forgiveness Program

​On October 3, 2019, the New York Attorney General’s office (NY AG) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against a major student-loan servicer for failing to properly administer the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. According to the complaint, the servicer allegedly employed deceptive, unfair, and abusive practices such…

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California AG Files Suit Against Auto Dealership Over Allegedly Fraudulent Conduct

​On September 23, the California Attorney General’s Office (AG) announced that it had filed a complaint against a network of auto dealerships and its chief executive, alleging that they targeted low-income consumers with subprime credit using false advertising promising fictitiously low interest rates; made false statements on credit applications to…

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CA DBO Settles with Mortgage Servicer Over Alleged Failure to Pay Escrow Interest

​On June 18, 2019, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced that it entered into a ​settlement and consent order with a mortgage servicer over an alleged failure to pay interest on ​escrow impound accounts for 94,483​ residential mortgage loans.​  Servicers are required to pay interest on such accounts under…

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Delaware and Massachusetts AGs Settle with Auto Finance Company Over Alleged Unfair Lending

On April 8, the Delaware and Massachusetts Attorney Generals’ Offices (AGs) announced that they had entered into settlements with an auto loan finance company. The AGs alleged that the auto lender facilitated the origination of subprime auto loans that violated state consumer protection laws by funding and securitizing loans that consumers could not…

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Alabama AG Files Complaint Against Pension-Advance Lender

On March 27, 2019, the Alabama Attorney General (“Alabama AG”), Alabama State Banking Department, and the Director of the Alabama Securities Commission announced​ that they filed a complaint against a Nevada-based lender and its CEO (“Defendants”) for allegedly making loans at unlawful interest rates to desperate consumers in exchange for their pension benefits in violation…

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