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CFPB v. Najia Jalan, National Legal Help Center, Inc., and Richard Nelsen

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, filed a lawsuit against Najia Jalan, Richard Nelsen, National Legal Help Center, Inc., and related companies for violating federal law.

The CFPB alleged that the defendants violated the Dodd-Frank Act and Regulation O, also known as the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule. These laws prohibit unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices and protect distressed homeowners from mortgage relief scams.

Victim compensation

The CFPB contracted with Epiq Systems, Inc. to administer victim payments and answer questions from consumers about these payments and this case. This matter is now closed.

Payments and check reissue requests are no longer being honored. For more information on this closed case, contact us at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Attn: OCFO, National Legal Help Center, 1700 G Street NW, Washington DC 20552.

Important dates

October 31, 2014 – March 19, 2015: Claim Forms

October 31, 2014 – August 31, 2016: First Distribution

July 28, 2015 – August 31, 2016: Second Distribution

October 13, 2015 – August 31, 2016: Third Distribution

More information about the case

Read the court order

Read the press release