Operation Choke Point Lawsuit Update via Judge in District of Columbia.
Judge Kessler in the District of Columbia, denied a group of payday lenders allegedly affected by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) controversial Operation Choke Point.
Banks for payday loan lenders.
Payday loan industry fails to demonstrate harm due to an inability to secure bank relationships.
“For example, the payday lender told the court that it received termination notices from 21 banks since 2013. But the company did not indicate how many banks it continues to have accounts or business relationships with leaving the court unable to conclude that they have been “cut off” from the system. ‘In sum, the fairest reading of Plaintiffs’ submissions is that, presently, they do have a right to hold bank accounts and otherwise access the banking system,’ the court wrote.”
The CFSA and additional payday loan plaintiffs requested the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review their case.
Here’s a link to the “Opinion.”
Here’s a link to the original discussion appearing in JD Supra.