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When Consumer Protection and Tribal Sovereignty Collide

By Amy Radon, Staff Attorney Western Sky Financial, a payday loan company affiliated with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, announced yesterday that it is exiting the payday lending business effective next week. I don’t think anyone would dispute that Western Sky’s decision is in the…

DirecTV gets get-out-of-jail-free card, but not Best Buy

By Spencer Wilson and Paul Bland Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a great decision for consumers in Murphy v. DirecTV. On the plus side, the court allowed cheated consumers to pursue their legal claims against Best Buy, which was…