State of Oregon Warning (and Fight) Against Tribal Payday Lenders

The consumer alert is here.

Story from KATU is here (thanks to J.B.). An excerpt:

This woman’s case – and thousands like it – is now at the center of a   legal battle at the highest levels of the U.S. Government –a story   that’s taken us from Portland, to the halls of Congress, to a dusty town   in Oklahoma – and deep into the pages of one of the murkiest chapters   in America’s history.  Millions of dollars hangs in the balance as the   rights of you, the consumer, are pitted against the rights of all  Native  Americans.

Their treaties with the United States are century-old binding  contracts upheld by numerous court decisions. But the issue of tribal  sovereignty is taking center stage in the fight to stop online loan  sharks.

Recent previous post here.