October 23, 2018 / 9:44 PM / a month ago

Judge declines to sanction CFPB for suing Cleveland law firm

Ohio-based law firm Weltman Weinberg & Reis has lost its bid to have the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sanctioned for allegedly pursuing a meritless lawsuit accusing the firm of illegal debt collection practices.

In a decision on Monday, U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent in Cleveland rejected Weltman’s motion for more than $1.2 million in attorneys’ fees, saying that even though the CFPB lost the case, there was no evidence that it was completely meritless or that the bureau sued for improper reasons.

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