Investigation of Credit Acceptance Corporation (CAC) Predatory Subprime Auto Loans

UPDATE: Investigation Closed.

For further assistance, we recommend reaching out to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and/ or the New York Attorney who have filed suit against Credit Acceptance for these practices. Alternatively, because CAC has an arbitration clause, which poses a barrier to bringing forward a typical class action suit, we recommend contacting an attorney who specializes in arbitration and may be able to more better evaluate your potential claims on an individual basis.

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potential claims of predatory subprime auto lending by the Credit Acceptance Corporation (CAC) across the United States. The Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) recently sued and settled a case against CAC regarding their alleged unfair practices in relation to these subprime auto loans. Specifically, CAC is said to have offered high interest loans to customers that they knew or could have reasonably known would be unable to meet payments. These customers, often from already marginalized communities, then defaulted on loans, resulting in loss of their vehicles or loss of down payments while CAC profited on their calculated misfortunes. In some cases, customers claimed that they were additionally preyed upon through hidden finance charges which CAC utilized to circumvent statewide usury caps. The settlement allocates more than $27 million in relief as well as debt forgiveness and credit repair to impacted individuals living in Massachusetts who were victimized by the corporation’s conduct. The settlement similarly mandates that CAC make changes to its loan handling practices. Migliaccio & Rathod suspects that CAC’s predatory lending does not stop in Massachusetts and is investigating instances of these practices in other states and the District of Columbia. Are you a borrower of CAC, outside of Massachusetts, for an auto loan that you suspect has an unreasonably high interest rate? If so, we would like to speak with you. Please complete the questionnaire below, email us at [email protected], or give us a call at (202) 470-3520. Attorneys Committed to Consumer Protection The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving illegal repossession. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.