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Caddell & Chapman is investigating potential “rent-a-tribe” class action litigation. The investigation focuses on businesses that abuse their arrangements with Native American tribes to make short-term loans. These “tribal loans” have extremely high interest rates that would be illegal under state and federal law.

As Caddell & Chapman is learning through its investigation, businesses across the country operate illegal online payday lending schemes by using the names of Native American tribes. Such tribes are not …

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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Caddell & Chapman is investigating potential “rent-a-tribe” class action litigation against businesses that abuse their arrangements with Native American tribes to make illegal loans with high interest rates.

As Caddell & Chapman is learning through its investigation, businesses across the country operate illegal online payday lending schemes by using the names of Native American tribes. Such tribes are not subject to the same federal and state regulations that ordinarily protect borrowers from staggering interest rates. …

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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Caddell & Chapman is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for damages caused by rodents chewing through its vehicles' wiring.

Like many other large auto manufacturers, Ford uses biodegradable ingredients, including rice hulls and soy, in the wiring systems of certain vehicle models. Although the biodegradable insulation is supposed to be more environmentally friendly and less expensive than traditional insulating material, the wiring system offers something traditional wires do not: an …

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Fri, Jan 12, 2018
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The wildfires that have devastated the Sonoma County Wine Country are quickly becoming one of the worst disasters in California history. 17 people are dead, 300 are missing, and more than 2,000 buildings have been destroyed. As more neighborhoods are being evacuated, and the State's vibrant wine and tourism industries come under threat, recent reports raise the question: Could this disaster have a man-made cause?

Did poor maintenance by PG&E cause the Sonoma County wildfires?

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Wed, Oct 11, 2017
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The wildfires that have devastated the Sonoma County Wine Country are quickly becoming one of the worst disasters in California history. 17 people are dead, 300 are missing, and more than 2,000 buildings have been destroyed. As more neighborhoods are being evacuated, and the State's vibrant wine and tourism industries come under threat, recent reports raise the question: Could this disaster have a man-made cause?

Did poor maintenance by PG&E cause the Sonoma County wildfires?

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Wed, Oct 11, 2017
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