The Defendants operated one of the largest payday lending businesses in the United States.  After more than four years of litigation, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada entered a judgment in favor of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) for $1.3 billion.  (Click here to read the Judgment.)  The District Court subsequently appointed Thomas W. McNamara monitor over a number of entities and individual defendants (the “Monitorship Estate”).  (Click here to read the Freeze Order.)  The monitor’s duties include monitoring compliance with an asset freeze, selling assets, monitoring receipt of income, conducting an investigation of assets and transfers, operating businesses if appropriate, and collecting funds due the Monitorship Estate.