Oportun Inc. has filed nearly 10,000 lawsuits this year against lower-income Texans. This is how we found out.

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An Oportun location in Austin. Credit: Allie Goulding/The Texas Tribune

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In May, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune set out to answer a question: Which debt collectors were filing the most lawsuits in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, which has put more than 3 million Texas residents out of work?