Attorney General Consumer Protection News: October 2022

Multistate Actions Led by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting Oklahoma’s laws that regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Oklahoma’s laws are being challenged, on ERISA preemption grounds, in the latest lawsuit filed by the PBM industry’s national lobbying association,…

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Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News: October 2022

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) entered into a consent order with Choice Money Transfer doing business as Small World Money Transfer for alleged multiple violations of the Remittance Transfer Rule and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act. The CFPB alleged the company did not accurately disclose prepayment information to remittance senders,…

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NAAG to Host Annual NAAG/NASCO Charities Conference

WHO: The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) invites members of the press to attend the public day of its 2022 NAAG/NASCO Charities Conference. WHAT: The 2022 NAAG/NASCO Charities Conference will provide an opportunity for charity regulators and nonprofit organizations and their attorneys, accountants, fundraisers, and advisers to meet and discuss the latest issues of…

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Federal Consumer Protection News: September 2022

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Regions Bank to pay $50 million into the CFPB’s victims relief fund and to refund at least $141 million to customers harmed by allegedly illegal surprise overdraft fees. According to the consent order resolving the matter, from August 2018 through July 2021, Regions…

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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: September 2022

Multistate Actions Led by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, 51 attorneys general called on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to require telephone providers that route calls across the U.S. telephone network to implement more rigorous measures to prevent illegal and fraudulent robocalls from bombarding…

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An Internet Privacy Win for Maine Consumers

On September 2, 2022, trade associations for the nation’s largest telecommunication services dropped a federal lawsuit that challenged a landmark Maine privacy law. The law provides some of the strongest protection for broadband internet customers in the country, according to PBS Newshour and other media outlets.1 The law – Title 35-A M.R.S.A. § 9301 –…

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Federal Consumer Protection News: August 2022

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published guidance regarding data security requirements for financial companies. The circular provides guidance to consumer protection enforcers, including examples of when firms can be held liable for lax data security protocols. The CFPB settled with Hello Digit, LLC, a financial technology company, resolving allegations that…

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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: August 2022

Multistate Actions A bipartisan coalition of 36 attorneys general announced a $450 million agreement in principle with opioid maker Endo International plc and its lenders as part of Endo’s bankruptcy filing. The tentative agreement would provide up to $450 million to participating states and local governments, ban promotion of Endo’s opioids, and require Endo to…

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NAAG 2022 Presidential Summit Highlights Consumer Protection Issues Related to Technology

The NAAG Presidential Summit, hosted by NAAG President and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, was held on August 9th and 10th in Des Moines. The Summit’s theme was Consumer Protection 2.0: Tech Threats and Tools. The Summit attracted 175 attendees from attorney general offices, federal agencies, and the private and non-profit sectors. Attendees enjoyed unseasonably…

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AGO Only Cyber Tech Briefing (9/13)

This webinar is only open to attorneys general and attorney general staff.
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