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Attorney General Moody Urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Implement Measures to Help Human Trafficking Survivors Rebuild Credit

May 11, 2022 – Attorney General Ashley Moody is urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to enact measures to help human trafficking survivors rebuild credit after escaping captivity. Attorney General Moody and 40 other state attorneys general wrote to the CFPB urging support of the intent of the Debt Bondage Repair Act in the agency’s… Read more »

Attorney General Jennings Announces $141 Million TurboTax Settlement

May 4, 2022 – Attorney General Kathy Jennings today secured over $400,000 for low-income Delawareans from the owner of TurboTax, Intuit Inc. (Intuit), for deceiving Delaware consumers into paying for tax services that should have been free. As a result of a multistate agreement, Intuit will pay $141 million in restitution to millions of consumers… Read more »

Virginia attorney general opens inquiry into NFL’s Washington Commanders

April 26, 2022 – Virginia’s attorney general has launched an inquiry into the Washington Commanders following allegations of financial improprieties raised by a congressional committee. Attorney General Jason Miyares, a Republican, disclosed his office’s investigation in a letter to a team lawyer on Monday, saying he viewed it as his “responsibility to carefully examine the… Read more »

Attorney General Neronha announces multi-million dollar settlement with three major oil and gas companies over MTBE contamination; litigation against others continues

April 11, 2022 – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that his office has resolved Rhode Island’s lawsuit against three of the nation’s largest refiners of gasoline. The State’s case, filed in September 2016, alleged that Shell, Sunoco, and CITGO – along with several other refiners – caused pollution of Rhode Island’s soil and… Read more »

Ashley Moody Gets Ready to Battle Walgreens Over Opioids

April 3, 2022 – Following more than $3 billion in recoveries from defendants in Florida’s opioid litigation, one remains—Walgreens. Last week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody announced that the state of Florida will be in trial this week to hold Walgreens accountable for its role in helping create and fuel the deadly opioid crisis devastating… Read more »

Attorney General Todd Rokita wins historic settlement to combat robocalls

March 30, 2022 – Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita today announced an historic settlement with Piratel, LLC to help combat the plague of robocalling. Attorney General Rokita filed suit in October 2021 against Startel, LLC, an Indiana company, and several other defendants for allegedly assisting and facilitating foreign robocallers in India, the Philippines, and Singapore… Read more »

Yost opens investigation into PBM maneuver

March 19, 2022 – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has launched an investigation into an obscure drug-pricing maneuver that could be both illegal and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Yost’s top assistant for health and human services issues, Ara Mekhjian, sent a series of “investigative requests” seeking information for a probe of pharmacy benefit managers… Read more »

Ohio city sues Netflix and Hulu for piece of streaming pie

March 15, 2022 – A small, Cleveland suburb has filed a lawsuit against Netflix and Hulu, trying to force the streaming companies to pay a franchise fee typically applied to cable providers. The lawsuit is part of a growing national trend of cities in at least 13 states, often pinched by shrinking budgets, targeting the… Read more »

Iowa Attorney General examines huge increase in fertilizer prices for farmers

March 10, 2022 – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is focusing on unprecedented increases in fertilizer prices affecting farmers. Since January 2021, anhydrous ammonia has increased 315%. Urea has increased by 214%, liquid nitrogen by 290%, monoammonium phosphate (MAP) by 171%, and potash by 213%, according to the most recent data supplied by USDA’s Agricultural… Read more »