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Consumers’ Rights

Consumers throughout America are supposed to be treated fairly and honestly. Unfortunately, many financial services companies seek to maximize profits by cheating customers. Public Justice’s litigation holds these companies accountable, wins compensation for their victims, and protects consumers’ rights nationwide.

What Public Justice Is Doing

Litigating cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, Public Justice has won a broad range of individual cases and class actions, recovering millions of dollars for consumers who were victimized by credit card companies, cell phone providers and numerous other corporations using illegal scams.

For years, Public Justice has been at the forefront of the battle to hold payday lenders, predatory companies with a business model that depends on trapping consumers in a cycle of debt and explicitly targets economically vulnerable individuals and communities of color, accountable.

We’ve successfully litigated a series of class actions to combat illegal lending practices, and were part of teams that won the largest settlements against payday lenders in history.

Read more about our recent litigation and public education against payday lending below:

CFPB’s Proposed Payday Lending Rules: A Big Step in the Right Direction (Mar. 26, 2015)

Payday Lending: Boon or Boondoggle for Tribes? (Mar. 5, 2015)

Court Determining Issue of Tribal Immunity in Payday Loan “Rent-a-Tribe” Case (Aug. 28, 2014)

This work has been made possible in part by a grant from the Economic Security Fund grantmaking strategy of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.