The disagreement is tied to Walnut Street, an entity formed in 2014 to move certain commercial loans out of the bank. Separately, the company is facing a civil money penalty from the FDIC tied to issues with a third-party payment processor.
In a surprise move, the Supreme Court will decide whether Amex may bar merchants from steering customers to less expensive card networks. The card issuer will have to prove the consumer gain from its practices outweighs the merchant pain.
The lawsuit against Navient Corp. demonstrates that despite the recent appointment of more industry-friendly regulators in Washington, financial services companies still face significant legal threats from state capitals.