Tagged as: State AGs

Massachusetts and Delaware AGs Announce $25 Million in Settlements with Subprime Auto Lender

On March 29, 2017, the Massachusetts and Delaware Attorney Generals (“AGs”) announced settlements with a national bank, resolving allegations that the bank originated unfair and usurious automobile loans in violation of Massachusetts and Delaware consumer protection law.  According to the AGs, the bank originated subprime loans to more than 2,000 Massachusetts and Delaware…

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North Carolina Attorney General Secures Over $35 Million In Settlement With Debt Relief Providers

On March 9, 2017, the North Carolina Attorney General (“AG”) announced that it had settled a lawsuit filed in the Wake County, North Carolina Superior Court against three debt relief companies and two individuals.  As a result of the settlement, the court entered an order banning the companies and individuals from advertising or providing debt relief…

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Georgia AG Follows Familiar Pattern; Settles Suit Against California Payday Lender for Alleged Rent-A-Tribe Scheme

On February 9, the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Georgia (Georgia AG) announced that it reached a settlement and entered into a consent order with a California-based online lender relating to an alleged “rent-a-tribe” scheme.  The consent order, filed in Georgia state court, bars the lender from doing…

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CFPB and New York Attorney General File Suit Against Settlement Company For Allegedly Defrauding 9/11 Responders and NFL Players with Illegal Loans

On February 7, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the New York Attorney General (NY AG) jointly announced they filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against a settlement advance company and its founder.  The Complaint alleges that the company violated section 1054 of…

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Ohio AG Files Lawsuit Against Mortgage-Relief Services Provider

On November 4, 2016, the Ohio Attorney General’s office (AG) announced it filed a complaint against a California-based mortgage-relief services provider and its director (Defendants) alleging violations of Ohio’s consumer protection laws.  The complaint alleges that the provider sent advertisements to Ohio residents stating that the company has helped consumers to “receive payment…

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Massachusetts AG Settles Abusive Debt Collection Claims Against Mortgage Servicer

On September 28, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced that it had entered into a settlement with a national mortgage servicer to resolve allegations that the servicer had engaged in abusive debt collection practices affecting over 5,000 Massachusetts consumers.  The assurance of discontinuance, filed in Suffolk County Superior Court, alleged…

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Massachusetts AG Settles with Force-Placed Insurance Company

On September 7, 2016, the Massachusetts Attorney General (“AG”) announced that it reached a settlement with a Massachusetts force-placed insurance company relating to allegations that it improperly charged homeowners for insurance. According to the Massachusetts AG, mortgage lenders improperly provided homeowners with duplicative force-placed insurance policies through the subject insurance…

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