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Tribal Online Lending Smackdown

Posted October 16, 2014 by Galanda Broadman, PLLC

By Anthony Broadman

The Second Circuit’s recent body-slam of tribal online lenders in Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians v. New York State Department of Financial Services unnecessarily confused an already bad situation.  Faced with state regulation, Midwestern tribal payday lenders sued to halt New York’s interference with their operations.  Setting aside the wisdom of bringing the suit in the first place, the case provided the opportunity for the Second Circuit to incorrectly employ an inapplicable legal test.  If this decision on a preliminary injunction were ever imported into a substantive ruling, tribes operating in the Second Circuit would face an incredibly difficult standard when protecting on-Reservation economic development from state attack. 

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