NAAG Urges DEA and SAMSHA to Extend Telehealth Capabilities for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

A bipartisan group of 45 state attorneys general urge the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to permanently extend telehealth flexibilities after the expiration of the public health emergency for prescribing buprenorphine, one of three Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications for treating opioid use disorder. Buprenorphine…

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California ex rel. Bonta v. KYB Copr.

As part of a large class action, plaintiff state filed suit against manufacturers of automotive shock absorbers, alleging that the defendants, from the mid-1990s through at least 2012, conspired to rig bids for, and to fix stabilize and maintain the price of shock absorbers installed in autos purchased by the plaintiff state. Defendant pled guilty…

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NAAG Calls on the FCC to Require Voice Service Providers to Increase Anti-Robocall Protections

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) called on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to require the telephone providers that route calls across the U.S. telephone network to implement more rigorous measures to prevent illegal and fraudulent robocalls from bombarding Americans. The FCC is proposing expanding many of these rules to those few phone companies…

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Attorneys General Urge Congress to Hold Airline Industry Accountable

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Congress to pass legislation that would authorize state attorneys general to enforce both state and federal consumer protection laws governing the airline industry. It also encourages Congress to consider shifting the authority for federal investigations of airline patron complaints from the United States Department…

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NAAG Calls on the FTC to Increase Obligations on Telemarketers

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase obligations on telemarketers by requiring them to keep additional records about their activities so that law enforcement can hold them accountable for when they fail to comply with the law. The FTC seeks comment on proposed amendments to the…

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NAAG Urges FTC to Repeal Telemarketing Exemptions and Provide Protections for Negative Option Products

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in support of the federal agency’s proposed changes to repeal exemptions related to telemarketing calls and provide protections for negative option products or services. The Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) went into effect in 1995 to help prevent telemarketers from…

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Settlement Agreement Between Plaintiff States and Citibank (June 2018)

Forty-two plaintiff states reached a $100 million settlement with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving interest rate manipulation that had a significant impact on consumers and financial markets around the world. UBS’ fraudulent conduct involved the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions…

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Attorneys General Pledge to Join FCC in Combatting Robocalls

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its leadership in combatting the scourge of robocalls and sharing their commitment to working collaboratively with the FCC via information-sharing agreements. While not all attorneys general who signed the letter have entered into information sharing agreements with the…

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AGs Support CFPB Implementing Debt Bondage Repair Act

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to support its intent to implement the Debt Bondage Repair Act, which prohibits consumer credit reporting agencies from reporting adverse information resulting from trafficking. The Debt Bondage Repair Act was signed into law in December 2021.  It prohibits credit…

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AGs to Congress: Provide Funding for the Legal Services Corporation

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Congress to support beneficent funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The LSC provides critical legal assistance to low-income Americans, helping families in need across the country. Nonprofit legal aid programs funded by the federal program provide services to millions of Americans annually, reaching…

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