New York et al. v. Meta (originally Facebook Inc.), No. 20-3589 (D.D.C.)

Forty-eight plaintiff states filed a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging that the company harms the public by illegally stifling competition to protect its monopoly power. The states alleged that, over the last decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired competitors in a predatory manner and cut services to smaller firms that threatened its power, depriving…

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Attorneys General Call on Congress to Improve Federal-State Cooperation to End Human Trafficking

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter on February 27, 2023 to Congressional leadership raising concerns about the National Human Trafficking Hotline and seeking assistance to preserve the critical joint federal-state effort to end trafficking. The letter, sent on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 36 state and territory attorneys general, highlights…

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Attorneys General Urge FinCEN to Provide Timely Corporate Transparency Information to State, Local Entities

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) called on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to allow state, local, and tribal entities to have appropriate and timely access to corporate ownership information critical to fighting crime and terrorism. FinCEN seeks comments on recently proposed requirements for access to a national database that will be created…

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NAAG Supports FCC Proposal to Put in Place Anti-Robotext Protections

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) supported the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to help cut down on unwanted text messages by requiring mobile wireless providers to block texts from invalid, unassigned, or unused numbers, and from numbers on a Do Not Originate (DNO) list. The bipartisan coalition of 51 attorneys general support the…

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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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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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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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