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Lawsuits Against Abusive Tribal Payday Loans

Caddell & Chapman is investigating potential “rent-a-tribe” class action litigation.  The investigation focuses on businesses that abuse their arrangements with Native American tribes to make short-term loans.  These payday or installment loans have extremely high interest rates that are illegal under state and federal law.

As Caddell & Chapman is learning through its investigation, businesses across the country operate illegal online payday lending schemes by using the names of Native American tribes.  Such tribes are …

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Could PG&E be at fault for starting the wildfires that have devastated Sonoma Country?

PG&E Wine Country Wildfires Lawsuits

The wildfires that burned across the California Wine Country in October 2017 have become one of the worst disasters in California history. 44 people are dead; more than 150,000 acres have been burned; and more than 14,700 homes, 728 businesses, and 3,600 vehicles were damaged or destroyed. Over half a dozen fires burned in eight counties—including the Atlas and Nuns fires in Napa County, the Tubbs fire in Sonoma County, the Redwood fire in Mendocino …

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