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Center for Responsible Lending v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

In April of 2018, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) sent the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) a request under the Freedom of Information Act seeking certain records the agency had related to a 2017 CFPB rule known as the “Payday Rule.” CRL also requested a public interest fee waiver. In October of 2018, CFPB estimated it would provide responsive documents by November. CRL heard nothing further. On January 28, 2019, CRL, represented by Public Citizen Litigation Group, filed suit seeking disclosure of the requested documents at no cost. After the lawsuit was filed, CFPB produced responsive records at no charge, and the lawsuit was dismissed.