Tag: payday loan

M.D.N.C.: Brown v. Western Sky- Forum Selection and Tribal Exhaustion

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Plaintiffs brought a class action against various payday lenders for violations of North Carolina law forbidding high interest rate loans either through by telephone or internet. The loan agreements all included forum selection clauses granting almost exclusive jurisdiction to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (“CRST”), upon which the Defendants sought dismissal of the action, arguing that the district either lack of jurisdiction to hear the matter or, alternatively, that the CRST should make the initial determination regarding the enforcement of the forum selection clause.

Beginning from Atl. Marine Const. Co. v. U.S. Dist. Court for the W. Dist. of Texas, 571 U.S.… Read More

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Predatory Lending (HBO)

Not only do payday lenders apparently spend generously on lobbyists,  but also seem to compensate  their lawyers rather nicely and without limit.

See:  Moses v. Cashcall Read More

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Bankr. E.D.N.C.: Moses v. Cashcall, Inc.- Arbitration and Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction of Counterclaims against Creditor

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Chapter 13 Debtor brought an Adversary Proceeding against Cashcall, seeking a declaratory judgment that the debt owed to Cashcall (resulting from a $1,500.00 payday loan) was in violation of the North Carolina Consumer Finance Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 53-164 to -191 (2012) and alleging that Cashcall engaged in acts that qualify as Prohibited Acts by Debt Collectors under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-50 to -56 (2012) in attempts to collect on the debt, seeking actual and statutory damages.

Cashcall sought dismissal of the Adversary Proceeding on the basis that it was a non-core matter or, alternatively, that it be sent for arbitration.… Read More

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