Veteran Treatment Courts: Assisting Those Who Served

Many men and women who have served our country have suffered injuries and adversity, including PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and socio-economic challenges upon transition to civilian life. Veteran treatment courts are designed to assist veterans through coordinating efforts of the judiciary, prosecution, defense bar, probation, law enforcement, and social service agencies. Veteran treatment courts help…
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July Consumer Protection Chief of the Month

I was excited to take on the role of Chief of the Consumer Protection Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in May of this year, after nearly seven years serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division, and most recently as its Managing Attorney. In Massachusetts, we are fortunate to have…

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State Attorney General, Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News: July 2023

Multistate Actions A bipartisan coalition of fifty-one attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a telemarketing fraud enforcement sweep: Operation Stop Scam Calls. The initiative which included more than one hundred federal and state law enforcement partners nationwide, targets telemarketers and the companies that hire them and takes action against lead generators who…

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2023 Consumer Protection Fall Conference

This year’s conference aims to address pressing and relevant consumer protection issues facing attorney general offices. Agenda 10/27/2023 SCHOLARSHIPS NAAG will provide a limited number of scholarships to selected participants from attorney general offices to participate in the training. Offices are not guaranteed a slot, though NAAG makes every effort to accept nominees from as…

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2023 Tobacco Policy & Responsible Retailing (TPRR) Conference

This training is a closed session for attorneys general and attorney general staff only.

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2023 NAAG/NASCO Annual Charities Conference

The 2023 NAAG/NASCO Charities Conference will be held virtually from October 11-12, 2023. The conference is the only annual event at which charity regulators and nonprofit organizations and their attorneys, accountants, fundraisers, and advisers can meet, learn about, and discuss issues of interest to the charitable sector. Topics include: governance on screen purpose driven board…

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The Future of Section 230 | What Does It Mean For Consumers?

The Legal Framework Before the Supreme Court Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996[1] was enacted to provide social media platforms with legal protections for the content that users post on their sites, while allowing the sites to serve as forums for free speech. By specifying that internet platforms would not be treated…

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Veteran Scams | Protecting Those Who Serve

In recognition of National Military Consumer Protection Month, this webinar will focus on scams targeting military veterans, in particular scams related to U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) benefits and the administrative claims process. Speakers from the VA and attorney general offices will discuss how these scams work and the efforts being taken to prevent and restore…
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State Attorney General, Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News: June 2023

State Attorney General, Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News Multistate Actions Led by Wisconsin Attorney General Joshua Kaul, a bipartisan coalition of forty-two attorneys general announced a $102.5 million settlement with Indivior, Inc. for alleged illegal monopoly tactics in connection with the drug Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid use disorder. The states’…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 30, Issue 18

      July 13, 2023 Volume 30, Issue 18 This Report summarizes cases granted review on June 30, 2023 (Part I). Part I: Cases Granted Review United States v. Rahimi, 22-915. At issue is “[w]hether 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(8), which prohibits the possession of firearms by persons subject to domestic-violence restraining orders, violates the Second…

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