Canadian First Nation’s Payday Lending Partners’ Convictions for RICO Violations in US Affirmed by Third Circuit

Here is the unpublished opinion in United States v. Neff:



Hallinan Brief

Neff Brief

US Brief

Neff Reply

Hallinan Reply

Third Circuit Briefs in United States v. Neff [third-party use of tribal immunity defense; “rent-a-tribe”]

Here are the materials in United States v. Neff:

Hallinan Appellant Brief

Neff Appellant Brief

US Answer Brief

Neff Reply

Hallinan Reply

Payday Lending Legal Malpractice Suit (Western Sky-Related)

ATL: “Katten Muchin Sued By Bottom-Feeding Former Client.”

Complaint in CashCall v. Katten Muchin Rosenman (Cal. Super Ct. — Orange County) here:



Federal Court Refuses to Enforce Western Sky Arbitration Provision

Yet another decision captioned Parnell v. CashCall/Western Sky Financial (N.D. Ga.):

54-1 Motion to Compel Arbitration

63 Opposition

68 Reply

70 DCT Order

An excerpt:

Based on the foregoing reasons, the Court declines to enforce the delegation provision and the arbitration provision in the Parnell Loan Agreement. The arbitral forum is unavailable, and the provisions themselves are unconscionable. The Court therefore denies Defendant’s Motion to Compel.


Yet Another Suit against Western Sky Proceeds

Here are the materials in Smith v. Western Sky Financial LLC (E.D. Pa.):

15 Motion to Dismiss

21 Response

24 Reply

27 DCT Order

Another motion to dismiss or stay based on tribal exhaustion and the sham Western Sky arbitration/forum selection clauses. When will Rule 11 kick in?