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By Joyce Hanson (July 25, 2022 at 6:55 p.m. EDT) – An Oklahoma tribal organization has asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to order arbitration in a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that tribal leaders helped run a lending company, charging exorbitantly high interest rates. arguing that lead plaintiff signed agreements saying it would arbitrate disputes.

The Modoc Tribe Financial Services Authority and two of the chiefs of the tribes, in their letter on Friday seeking arbitration and a stay order, said the claims in lead plaintiff Idell Dearry’s complaint, including the Racketeers’ Act influenced and corrupt organizations, and a state common law claim covered by valid agency loan agreements…

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