Byline: Derek Hawkins
WI Court of Appeals District IV
Case Name: Payday Loan Resolution, LLC, et al. v. Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Case No.: 2018AP821
Officials: Lundsten, P.J., Kloppenburg and Fitzpatrick, JJ.
Focus: Abuse of Discretion Due Process Violation
Payday Loan Resolution, LLC, William Karger, and Lauren Petruzzelli (collectively, Payday) appeal a circuit court order that affirmed an Order of the Administrator of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Banking (the Division). The Order requires that Payday, a non-Wisconsin business, cease certain business activities in Wisconsin, pay a forfeiture, and issue refunds for all fees paid by Wisconsin clients to Payday, because Payday "was conducting unlicensed adjustment service company business" in violation of Wisconsin statutes and had not complied with an earlier order issued by the Division.
The parties do not dispute that the Division was exercising Wisconsin's "police power" in issuing the Order against Payday, and Payday does not dispute that it "was conducting unlicensed adjustment service company business" as stated in the Order. However, Payday argues that the Division's exercise of Wisconsin's police power over Payday violates due process. Payday asserts that this is so because due process limitations on Wisconsin's exercise...