National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Names Blake Bee Director of Center for Leadership Development

Washington, D.C. — Blake Bee has been selected as the next director of the NAGTRI Center for Leadership Development (CLD). NAGTRI is the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). The CLD supports supervisory staff in state and territory attorneys general offices by providing instructional learning experiences and resources in areas of managerial…

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Timeshare Obligations, Regulations, and Challenges

The current landscape of the timeshare industry has exposed significant inadequacies in regulation for those seeking to purchase, lease, or exit their timeshare obligations.

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“The New Referral:” Innovative Ways to Tackle Consumer Protection Issues Involving Fake Social Media Influencers

Whether it is online reviews, subscribers, likes, ratings, followers, etc., social media has become a source of information and an influential platform on which consumers rely in their decisions to buy a good or service.

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NAGTRI Names Paul Nolette Research Consultant

Washington, D.C. — The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), is pleased to announce that it has named Professor Paul Nolette of Marquette University its Research Consultant to further its research objectives. Created in 2007, NAGTRI’s mission is to provide…

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Extraterritorial Application of Consumer Protection Laws

This article was originally published in the January 2020 edition NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection Monthly newsletter. Each state has its own consumer protection laws, which govern transactions occurring in their state. Often, however, conduct spans two or more states. A sale made in one state may be fulfilled from another state, for example. But…

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National Association of Attorneys General Announces Annual Award Recipients

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys Generals (NAAG) announced its annual award winners at the President’s Dinner hosted during the Capital Forum on Dec. 10. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt was the recipient of the Kelley-Wyman Award, the Association’s most prestigious honor given annually to the attorney general who has done the most to achieve…

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Media Advisory: State Attorneys General Convene in DC for First Annual Capital Forum

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will host its first annual Capital Forum in Washington, D.C.

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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Urges Senate to Pass the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act

Washington, D.C. — A coalition of 44 state and territory attorneys general is urging Congress to further support Veteran Treatment Courts by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019. In a letter to Senate leaders, the attorneys general wrote to encourage the passage of House Resolution 886 (H.R. 886), the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of…

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State and Territory Attorneys General Seek Congressional Support for Autism Services

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to congressional leadership, asking them to authorize the Autism CARES Act of 2019. This legislation provides ongoing federal support for research into autism spectrum disorders (“ASD”) and services to those affected by these conditions. “According to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, one out…

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NAAG Sends Letter to Food and Drug Administration Supporting Continued Study and Oversight of Cannabis-Derived Products

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to their request for comments regarding “Scientific Data and Information About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds.” The letter urges federal cooperation with states to protect consumers. It also expresses concern some companies may use false…

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