WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and several state attorneys general won their first joint-case Friday against a debt-settlement company in Florida.

A federal district court in Miami ordered Payday Loan Debt Solution Inc. to refund up to $100,000 to consumers who were unlawfully charged advanced fees on debt-settlement services never rendered. The state attorneys general of New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Hawaii's Office of Consumer Protection also joined the case.

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