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In re Snowden, 422 BR 737 - Bankr. Court, WD Washington, 2009

Case Conclusion Date: 12.09.2009

Practice Area: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Outcome: The client won actual damages, emotional distress damages, and punitive damages at trial - $28K. The case is still on appeal.

Description: This case involved a client whose money was taken by a payday lender,Check Into Cash ("CIC"), in violation of the bankruptcy automatic stay. After repeatedly calling, writing letters to resolve the situation, the case went all the way to trial. This published decision was before the trial and it is one of the only cases in favor of cleints against payday lenders in the country for these actions in bankruptcy.

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