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Thousands of Wisconsin Auto Title Loans customers to get settlement money

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MAIDSON, WI (WTAQ) - About 23,000 customers of the Wisconsin Auto Title Loans' company are expected to get checks next month in the settlement of a state lawsuit.  

The state Justice Department and Milwaukee's Legal Aid Society accused the company of adding extra costs to title loans, by enrolling borrowers into a motor club.  

The lawsuit said Wisconsin Auto Title Loans never told certain customers about the enrollment, or else they said it was mandatory.

Under a settlement announced in September, the firm put $2.75 million into a restitution fund for customers who took out loans from 1999 through 2010, and paid back the amounts of their loans or more.  

To get settlement checks, customers had to confirm their addresses by last November 15th.

Auto Title Loans is based in Green Bay and has 22 locations throughout the state.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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