According to the Gongwer Ohio Report, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is asking Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray to “enact regulations that protect borrowers from predatory lending” in the wake of the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision that “payday” style lending practices are not prohibited when lenders are registered under certain regulations (see our June 12, 2014, blog post for more information). Sen. Brown “told reporters that such protections could include: limits on costs; products with lower repayment terms; the ability to pay down loan principle; and treating all products equally,” according to the article. Brown stated that he isn’t trying to shut down the short-term loan industry, but wants to ensure that consumer protections are in place to protect borrowers.