We recently reported that the CFPB has filed a petition in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking to enforce the civil investigative demands (CIDs) it issued in June 2012 to three tribally-affiliated payday lenders.  A hearing on the petition has been scheduled for April 28.

In their joint memorandum of law filed in opposition to the CFPB’s petition, the lenders argue that, as arms of sovereign tribes, they are not subject to the CFPB’s investigative authority. … Continue Reading