Center for Ethics and Public Integrity Newsletter: December 2022

This compendium of news reports about corruption and ethics issues is brought to you by the Center for Ethics and Public Integrity (CEPI). Neither the National Association of Attorneys General nor the National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute expresses a view as to the accuracy of news accounts, nor as to the position expounded…

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Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News: November 2022

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and New York Attorney General Letitia James took action against companies that allegedly took advantage of 9/11 victims. RD Legal Funding, two related entities, and the companies’ founder and owner, Roni Dersovitz, allegedly engaged in deceptive and abusive acts in connection with offering cash advances…

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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: November 2022

Multistate Actions A bipartisan executive committee of attorneys general from 13 states confirmed agreements in principle with CVS Health and Walgreens which could provide more than $10.7 billion to states and local governments. CVS expects to provide $5 billion in payments over 10 years, while Walgreens would make $5.7 billion in payments over 15 years…

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Supreme Court Report: Polselli v. IRS, 21-1599

Volume 30, Issue 3 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 21 and December 1 and 9, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Polselli v. IRS, 21-1599 Polselli v. IRS, 21-1599. The Court will resolve the following issue: “[W]hen the IRS summons an innocent party’s records from a third-party recordkeeper (like a bank, accountant,…

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Supreme Court Report: Coinbase, Inc. v. Bielski, 22-105

Volume 30, Issue 3 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 21 and December 1 and 9, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Coinbase, Inc. v. Bielski, 22-105 Coinbase, Inc. v. Bielski, 22-105. At issue is: “Does a non-frivolous appeal of the denial of a motion to compel arbitration oust a district court’s jurisdiction…

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Supreme Court Report: Lora v. United States, 22-49

Volume 30, Issue 3 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 21 and December 1 and 9, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Lora v. United States, 22-49 Lora v. United States, 22-49. At issue is “[w]hether 18 U.S.C. §924(c)(1)(D)(ii), which provides that ‘no term of imprisonment imposed . . . under this subsection…

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Supreme Court Report: United States v. Hansen, 22-179

Volume 30, Issue 3 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 21 and December 1 and 9, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: United States v. Hansen, 22-179 United States v. Hansen, 22-179. The Court will resolve “[w]hether the federal criminal prohibition against encouraging or inducing unlawful immigration for commercial advantage or private financial…

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Supreme Court Report: Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, 22-148

Volume 30, Issue 3 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 21 and December 1 and 9, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, 22-148 Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, 22-148. This case involves VIP Products’ sale of a “poop-themed” dog toy that looks…

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Supreme Court Report: Biden v. Nebraska, 22-506

Volume 30, Issue 3 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 21 and December 1 and 9, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Biden v. Nebraska, 22-506 Biden v. Nebraska, 22-506. At issue is whether the Biden Administration’s student loan forgiveness plan exceeds the Secretary of Education’s authority or is arbitrary and capricious and…

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Standing Guard: Attorney General Consumer Protection Efforts on Behalf of the Military and Veteran Community

Monday, December 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET Hosted by the NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection and  NAAG Consumer Protection Committee   American military servicemembers, veterans, and their families devote their lives and make immense sacrifices to protect our country and each of us. Yet, too often, they become targets for deceptive trade…

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