When we take an enforcement action against an entity or person we believe has violated the law, we will post court documents and other related materials here.
The Bureau may enforce the law by filing an action in federal district court or by initiating an administrative adjudication proceeding. Administrative proceedings are conducted by an Administrative Law Judge, who holds hearings and issues a recommended decision. Proceedings are conducted in accordance with the Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings.
On April 5, 2023, the Bureau filed a lawsuit against James R. Carnes and his wife, Melissa C. Carnes, both individually and in their roles as co-trustees of two trusts, as a result of James Carnes’s efforts to conceal assets and avoid paying a judgment of more than $43 million to the Bureau.
On March 23, 2023, the Bureau filed a complaint and proposed stipulated final judgment and order to resolve the Bureau’s claims against Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (PRA), one of the largest debt collectors in the United States.
On February 27, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued an order against RMK Financial Corp. (RMK), a California-based mortgage lender that also does business under the name Majestic Home Loans.
On January 4, 2023, the Bureau and New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a joint lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Credit Acceptance Corporation (Credit Acceptance), an indirect auto lender that funds and services car loans for subprime and deep-subprime consumers.
On October 18, 2022, the Bureau filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against ACTIVE Network, LLC, a payment processor owned by Global Payments, Inc., with its headquarters in Plano, Texas.
On September 29, 2022, the Bureau filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against MoneyLion Technologies Inc. (MoneyLion), ML Plus, LLC, and 37 MoneyLion lending subsidiaries.
On July 27, 2022, the Bureau, together with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), filed a complaint and proposed consent order in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to resolve their allegations against Trident Mortgage Company, LP (Trident).
On July 14, 2022, the Bureau issued an order against Bank of America, N.A., which is a national bank headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with branches and ATMs located in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
On June 9, 2022, the Bureau filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against Frank R. Gebase Jr., along with a proposed stipulated final judgment and order.
On April 21, 2022, the Bureau filed a lawsuit jointly with the Attorney General of New York against MoneyGram International, Inc. and MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. (collectively, MoneyGram), nonbank remittance transfer providers headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
On April 12, 2022, the Bureau filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois against TransUnion, parent company of one of the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies, and two of its subsidiaries, TransUnion, LLC, TransUnion Interactive, Inc. (collectively, the TransUnion Companies), which are headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, as well as former executive John Danaher.
On March 30, 2022, the Bureau issued an order against Edfinancial Services, LLC. (Edfinancial). Edfinancial, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a student loan servicer that services both FFELP loans, which are loans from private companies, and Direct Loans, which are loans directly from the Department of Education.