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Consumers Push For Sanctions In Tribe-Linked Usury Case

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 5:01 PM EDT) -- Consumers accusing a tribe-linked online lender of issuing loans at unreasonably high interest rates urged a Virginia federal court Thursday to sanction the founder of a company connected to the lender, saying he has failed to comply with an order to turn over counsel documents.

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne ruled May 3 that Matt Martorello had waived his attorney-client privilege, ordering him to turn over documents and communications with his counsel that relate to the legality of Michigan-based Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians’ business model and lending operations, and the restructuring of the lending businesses...

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