Tagged: lawsuit

BitLicense Battle: Hearing Scheduled for Chino vs. NYDFS, Following $1 Billion Claim in Damages

Theo Chino will be back in court tomorrow (October 10) regarding his ongoing battle with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). In brief, Chino is battling the DFS creation of the “BitLicense Regulatory Framework” that delivered a bumpy process to license virtual currency business… Read More

NYT Reports Details on SoFi CEO Cagney’s Impending Departure from Fintech Firm

Additional details have been reported surrounding the planned departure of one of the most prominent Fintech CEOs in the world. NYT.com has published a report on the “Frat House” like environment that existed at SoFi with CEO Mike Cagney reportedly being a prime offender. The… Read More

LendingClub Hit with Lawsuit

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has been hit with a lawsuit that names former CEO Renaud Laplanche alongside current and former board members and former CFO Carrie Dolan. The complaint, filed in the Court of Chancery in Delaware, states; “Throughout the period December 11, 2014 and continuing through… Read More

OCC Motion to Dismiss Regarding Conference of State Bank Supervisors Lawsuit: A Fatally Premature Attempt to Remedy a Speculative Harm

Earlier this month the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) fired off a counter salvo in the legal battle regarding the OCC Fintech Charter. The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) launched an attack against the OCC this past spring. Many Fintech industry participants… Read More

Lawsuit Against P2P Lender Yirendai Dismissed

Yirendai (NYSE:YRD), a China based peer to peer lender that is a sister company of CreditEase, has shared that a lawsuit filed against it in 2016 has been completely dismissed. The putative class action lawsuit was brought by multiple law firms pertaining to the decline in… Read More

Here is the Complaint Filed by the New York State Department of Financial Services Against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

As we reported last week, Maria T. Vullo, the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, filed a lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Keith Noreika, acting Comptroller. The complaint pertains to the OCC”s Fintech Charter…. Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Sues OCC Regarding National Fintech Charter

The New York Department of Financial Services has filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Manhattan against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The action was taken to challenge the OCC’s initiative to issue national Fintech Charters. Reuters reported the NYDFS legal… Read More

CFPB Sues Four Online Lenders Operated by a California Indian Tribe

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has sued four online lenders for collecting debt from consumers they allegedly did not owe. The four lenders include: Golden Valley Lending, Inc., Silver Cloud Financial, Inc., Mountain Summit Financial, Inc., and Majestic Lake Financial, Inc. – The suit… Read More

PayPal Directors Hit With Class Action Suit from Shareholders Over Venmo

  On March 24, 2017, shareholders of PayPal Holdings Inc., the parent company of mobile-payment provider Venmo, filed a derivative suit against its directors in the District Court of Delaware. A derivative suit is a form of class action in which shareholders can sue company… Read More

ONAGOFly Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Crowdfunding Campaign

ONAGOFly, a top-twenty Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and the 2nd most funded drone project ever on the platform, has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed in United States District Court in California on March 27, 2017. The lawsuit was filed by Allan Black, Christopher… Read More

VidAngel Shuts Down as Judge Denies Request to Stay Preliminary Injunction

VidAngel Asks Investors / Supporters to Call Members of Congress to Aid in their Legal Battle VidAngel has been slapped down once again in its ongoing legal battle with the big movie studios. VidAngel, a video on demand service that uses an interesting workaround to… Read More

Creators of Crowdfunded Star Trek Film “Axanar” Heading to Court For Paramount & CBS Infringement Lawsuit

One year after Paramount and CBS filed a copyright infringement lawsuits against Star Trek fan film, Axanar, the studios are now heading to court to present their case against the Indiegogo and Kickstarter-funded project. Axanar raised over $1 million through Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns and is described… Read More

Victory: Gust Wins Crowdfunding Patent Infringement Case Against AlphaCap Ventures

Two Year Patent Troll Case Ends in Triumph as Gust Refuses to Settle in “Giant Win” for Crowdfunding Industry. Gust, the “world’s largest community of entrepreneurs and early-stage investors”, has won a huge victory in court that impacts the entire crowdfunding industry. Today Gust announced the… Read More

Pile On: Yirendai Now Has Eight Lawsuits Against Them

At the most recent count, China-based peer to peer lender Yirendai (NYSE:YRD) has at least eight class-action lawsuits filed against the company following the enactment of new regulations directed towards the booming online lending industry in China. The firms that have made public proclamations are as… Read More

Florida Court Explains Why Bitcoin is Not Money

Having just gotten around to reading the order granting the motion to dismiss in the proceedings of the State of Florida vs. Michell Abner Espinoza, the document by Circuit Court Judge Teresa Pooler, is pretty interesting.  The case regarding Espinoza has been in the news… Read More

iFunding Settles Lawsuit, Says Most Recent Month Best Ever

Real estate crowdfunding platform iFunding (Innovational Funding LLC) has settled a lingering lawsuit regarding a shareholder claim against the young  company. According to information provided by iFunding, the lawsuit brought against the company by Michael J. Turner has been settled for cash.  The cash settlement… Read More

Yirendai Gets Hit with Several Lawsuits on Share Price Decline

The several law firms have filed class-action lawsuits on behalf of shareholders of Yirendai (NYSE:YRD) who acquired shares at some point during 2016 – some of the filings are specifying date ranges. The reason this is interesting is that these law firms are faulting Yirendai… Read More

SoFi Settles: Pays $2.4 Million Fine for “Hard Credit” Inquiries

SoFi, one of the largets online lenders in the US, has settled a class action lawsuit regarding “hard credit” inquiries for potential borrowers. Under the terms of the agreement, SoFi will pay a $2.4 million fine which includes $625,000 in fees and $48,000 in cost reimbursements… Read More

As Skully Collapses, Lawsuit Heats Up as Founders are Sued with Allegations of Fraud

Last month it was reported that Skully, a company launched to create a super cool augmented reality motorcycle helmut, had jettisoned its founders as investors had enough of the lack of progress and mismanagement. Yesterday, TechCrunch reported that Skully is no more. While the very… Read More

Primo Toys Addresses Digital Dream Labs Lawsuit

Following the news that Pittsburgh tech startup, Digital Dream filed an infringement lawsuit for its Kickstarter-funded project, Cubetto, Primo Toys officially addressed the situation. As previously reported, Cubetto is a toy for both boys and girls and is powered by what is described as a “tangible” programming… Read More