In a precedent-setting ruling, the California Court of Appeals at the end of 2021 handed down a decision affirming a broad preliminary injunction against a bail bond company called Bad Boys Bail Bonds. The court prohibited the company from collecting on $38 million in debt from cosigners who borrowed money to gain pre-trial release for their loved ones. The order, which stemmed from a historic class action lawsuit filed in 2019 by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and Keker, Van Nest and Peters LLP on behalf of cosigners, says bail companies must follow consumer protection laws.
February 1, 2022
Policy & Legislation