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In Pennachietti v. Manfield, 2017 WL 6311646, at *1 (E.D.Pa., 2017), Judge Pappert denied a motion to dismiss filed by a manager of a tribal-based lender accused of issuing a usurious loan. Daniel Pennachietti received an allegedly usurious loan through an internet website operated by Sovereign Lending Solutions, LLC, a title lending company established under the tribal law of the Lac… Read More

In Inetianbor v. CashCall, Inc., --- F.3d ----, 2014 WL 4922225 (11th Cir. 2014), the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found that an arbitration clause requiring a consumer to submit his claim to an authorized tribal arbitrator could not be enforced when the Tribe refused to authorize a tribal leader to arbitrate. To decide whether the forum selection… Read More