Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Complaint Against CFPB to Compel Documents under FOIA Related to the Payday Loan Rule

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 2, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a complaint against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) in order to compel documents from the CFPB that were granted to the Lawyers’ Committee through the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). The documents related to the CFPB’s decision to roll back the 2017 Payday Loan Rule, which regulates payday loans, auto title loans, and other types of expensive loans aimed at low-income communities of color with poor credit.

The CFPB enacted the Payday Loan Rule in...

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