Tag Archives: State Attorneys General

State AGs and FTC Combine Forces for Consumer Protection

State
A dozen bipartisan State Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently instigated a medieval siege dubbed “Operation Game of Loans” against alleged student loan relief scams.  This coordinated nationwide enforcement effort targets companies charging upfront fees to consumers for promises  of relief from student loan debt – currently estimated to involve $95 million … Continue reading this entry

How Companies Should Prep for Enforcement Shift to State AGs

State
“Top Cop” is how every state Attorney General wants to be known. In reality, state AGs have far more authority for civil enforcement than they do for criminal prosecution.  Their civil authority can be vast when partnering with federal agencies, utilizing federal enforcement statutes, and coordinating U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) criminal investigations.… Continue reading this entry

State AGs are Flexing Their Muscles to Protect Your Technology Privacy

Technology
Headlines for state Attorneys General have been dominated by pursuits with the Trump Administration – whether the travel ban case going to the U.S. Supreme Court or challenges to legacy regulations at federal agencies. Less visible, state AGs are pushing forward on their interests and influence in technology-oriented consumer products, as highlighted in panel topics … Continue reading this entry

Old Consumer Protection Laws Don't Necessarily Fit Sharing Economy

Consumer
Within the sharing economy, consumers participate in an entirely new marketplace and are empowered as part of the historic shift of leverage from traditional businesses. It’s not just a different venue for delivering existing products and services. It’s a new commerce where consumers can obtain the experience and exactness of products and services they desire: … Continue reading this entry

State Attorneys General Return to Health Care Reform in U.S. Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in what is being teed up to be “Round 2” on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the case King v. Burwell, the question before the Court is whether the IRS can extend tax credit subsidies to those using the federal health care exchange when the … Continue reading this entry