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Multistate Consumer Protection Actions

By Paul Nolette
December 1, 2021

State attorneys general play a critical role in enforcing state and federal consumer protection laws.

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  • Anticorruption
  • Ethics

The Anticorruption Manual: Section VI: Civil & Administrative Enforcement, Asset Forfeiture, & Collateral Consequences of Corruption

This article is part of a series about The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors. The other articles in the series are: The Anticorruption Manual: Helping State Corruption Prosecutors Fill the Role the U.S. Supreme Court Expects Them to Play Section I: Species of Corruption Section II: Investigating Corruption Cases Section III: Criminal Corruption…

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  • Supreme Court

Supreme Court Report: City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Austin, LLC, 20-1029

May 4, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 12 This Report summarizes opinions issued on April 21, 2022 (Part I). Opinion: City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Austin, LLC, 20-1029 In a 6-3 decision, the Court held that a city code provision distinguishing between on- and off-premises signs is content neutral and not subject…

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Supreme Court Report: United States v. Vaello Madero, 20-303

May 4, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 12 This Report summarizes opinions issued on April 21, 2022 (Part I). Opinion: United States v. Vaello Madero, 20-303 In an 8-1 decision, the Court reversed the First Circuit and held that Congress’s refusal “to make Supplemental Security Income benefits available to residents of Puerto Rico to the same…

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Supreme Court Report: Cassirer v. Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation, 20-1566

May 4, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 12 This Report summarizes opinions issued on April 21, 2022 (Part I). Opinion: Cassirer v. Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation, 20-1566 The Court unanimously held that the substantive law in a case brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) raising non-federal claims should be decided by the…

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Supreme Court Report: Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, 20-1472

May 4, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 12 This Report summarizes opinions issued on April 21, 2022 (Part I). Opinion: Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, 20-1472 The Court unanimously held that the deadline to petition the Tax Court for review of a collection due process determination is not jurisdictional, and can be equitably tolled…

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Supreme Court Report: Brown v. Davenport, 20-826

May 4, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 12 This Report summarizes opinions issued on April 21, 2022 (Part I). Opinion: Brown v. Davenport, 20-826 Brown v. Davenport, 20-826. In a 6-3 opinion, the Court held that when a state court has ruled that a trial error was harmless, a federal habeas court must review that decision…

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  • Consumer Protection

Your Bitcoin on Every Block: An Introduction to Cryptocurrency Kiosks

Their Purpose – A Technical Understanding Cryptocurrency kiosks, also known as Bitcoin ATMs, are coming to a location near you. Some people consider these machines as a step towards widespread cryptocurrency adoption while others raise the alarm over the criminal conduct these devices facilitate. In this article we will discuss the technology behind cryptocurrency kiosks…

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  • Consumer Protection

Attorney General Consumer Protection News: April 2022

Multistate Actions Led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, a bipartisan coalition of 28 attorneys general sent a letter to crowdfunding charity platform GoFundMe asking it to provide greater transparency regarding its terms of service. The letter calls for GoFundMe to provide a…

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  • Consumer Protection

Federal Consumer Protection News: April 2022

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) filed suit against TransUnion, two of its subsidiaries, and longtime executive John Danaher for allegedly violating a 2017 law enforcement order. The order was issued to stop the company from engaging in deceptive marketing regarding its credit scores and other credit-related products. The…

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  • NAAG, Attorneys General

NAAG Hosts Inaugural Attorney General Symposium

NAAG hosted its inaugural Attorney General Symposium April 25-27, 2022 in Austin, Texas. This hybrid meeting included a one-day private program for attorneys general and their staff followed by two days of programming open to public registration. Twenty-three attorneys general and 21 attorney general staff, representing 44 offices, participated in the program. The public session…

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  • Anticorruption
  • Ethics

The Anticorruption Manual: Section V: Ethical & Strategic Considerations in Corruption Cases

This article is part of a series about The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors. The other articles in the series are: The Anticorruption Manual: Helping State Corruption Prosecutors Fill the Role the U.S. Supreme Court Expects Them to Play Section I: Species of Corruption Section II: Investigating Corruption Cases Section III: Criminal Corruption Statutes…

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  • Powers and Duties

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Rules that Attorney General May Not Prosecute Election Law Violations

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently ruled, on separation of powers grounds, that the attorney general of Texas does not have authority to prosecute violations of Texas’ election laws, and that a statute purporting to give the attorney general that power is unconstitutional. Texas v. Stephens, No. PD-1033-20 (Tex. Crim. App. Dec. 15, 2021)….

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