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 December 8, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a consent order against RAB Performance Recoveries, LLC (RAB) threatening to sue and suing to collect debts where it did not have a legally required license to do so.
On October 15, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) filed a proposed stipulated final judgment and order to settle its lawsuit against Encore Capital Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Midland Funding, LLC; Midland Credit Management, Inc.; and Asset Acceptance Capital Corp.
On September 8, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau), in partnership with the New York Attorney General, filed suit in the federal district court for the Western District of New York against a network of five different companies based outside of Buffalo, New York, two of their owners, and two of their managers, for their participation in a debt-collection operation using illegal methods to collect debts.