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State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Consumer Protection, Environment, Insurance, Mortgages/Foreclosures, Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB Wants Better Credit Access for Stay-At-Home Spouses The CFPB proposed a revision to the Truth in Lending Act that would ease access to credit for stay-at-home spouses by allowing them to rely on shared income when applying for credit cards. Under the current “ability-to-pay” rule, card issuers must base evaluations… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Medicaid Fraud, Mortgages/Foreclosures, Pharmaceuticals

Hot News Last Friday, September 28, 2012, Dickstein Shapiro LLP hosted a panel discussion on Women Attorneys General: Past, Present and Future. Dickstein Shapiro Partners Divonne Smoyer and Lori Kalani, and Women in Government Relations President Katie Vlietstra welcomed current Attorneys General Martha Coakley (Massachusetts), Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada), Linda Kelly (Pennsylvania), and Ellen Rosenblum… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Employment, Medicaid Fraud, Mortgages/Foreclosures, Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Protection Colorado Attorney General Announces Settlement with Company Over Alleged Fraudulent Internet Marketing Scheme Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that the Denver District Court has approved a consent judgment with Consolidated Medical Services, LLC and its owner over allegations that the company defrauded consumers through an Internet-based affiliate marketing program. The lawsuit alleges that… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Medicaid Fraud, Mortgages/Foreclosures, Pharmaceuticals

HOT NEWS Attorney General Bill Sorrell Wins Primary; 10 Attorney General Races Set for November On Tuesday, incumbent Attorney General Bill Sorrell defeated challenger T.J. Donovan, Chittenden County State’s Attorney, by approximately 51% to 49%, with 99% of the votes counted. There are nine other Attorney General races this November (Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina,… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Mortgages/Foreclosures, Securities

Antitrust New York Attorney General and DOJ Settle with Cable Providers Over Sale of Bundled Wireless and Wireline Services Last week New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that New York and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement with Verizon Communications Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc., Comcast Corporation, Bright House Networks, and… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Mortgages/Foreclosures

Consumer Protection Arkansas Attorney General Sues Five Florida Telemarketing Companies Last week, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed suit in federal court against five Florida-based companies for allegedly engaging in telemarketing tactics in violation of federal and state law. The lawsuit alleges that the companies used illegal automated calling tactics to contact Arkansas consumers to… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Medicaid Fraud, Mortgages/Foreclosures, Securities

Consumer Protection New York and Connecticut AGs Investigate Citigroup Over Alleged Libor Manipulation According to Citigroup Inc.’s quarterly earnings filing 10-Q  with the Securities and Exchange Commission, New York AG Eric Schneiderman and Connecticut AG George Jepsen have sent requests for documents and information regarding alleged manipulation of the interbank offered interest rates. As previously… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Employment, Environment, Mortgages/Foreclosures

Consumer Protection Iowa AG Obtains Consent Judgment Banning Arizona Company from Offering Foreclosure Services in the State Iowa AG Tom Miller announced that his office recently obtained a consent judgment enjoining Bruce Spurlock, the co-owner of the now-defunct Arizona-based company Discount Mortgage Relief and Mortgage Relief LLC, from engaging as a foreclosure consultant in any… Continue Reading

States’ Use of Mortgage Settlement Money a Repeat of Tobacco Settlement Diversion

Posted in Mortgages/Foreclosures

In these times of state government budget shortfalls, some States are deciding to use their portion of the massive $25 billion national mortgage settlement to make up for budget shortfalls rather than to provide aid to homeowners. According to a May 15, 2012 report from Enterprise Community Partners, a national affordable housing group, 27 States… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Employment, Energy, Environment, Mortgages/Foreclosures

Antitrust/Consumer Protection Publishers Reach Tentative Settlement with 15 AGs over E-Book Price-Fixing Claims 15 AGs have reached a tentative settlement with HarperCollins Publishers and Hachette Book Group to resolve a lawsuit claiming that the companies conspired with other publishers and Apple to raise the prices of e-books. The two publishers already had settled similar allegations… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Environment, Mortgages/Foreclosures

Hot News Recording of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General” Webcast Now Available On April 18, 2012, State AG Practice Partner Divonne Smoyer was joined by Maryland AG and National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Incoming President Doug Gansler. AG Gansler provided insightful commentary about his experience as an AG and the considerations AGs face… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Environment, Mortgages/Foreclosures

Hot News A Conversation with State Attorneys General Webcast with Maryland Attorney General Gansler Thanks to all who joined our webcast with Doug Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland and incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), as part of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General,” Dickstein Shapiro’s ongoing webcast series. AG Gansler shared a… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

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Hot News A Conversation with State Attorneys General Webcast | Wednesday, April 18, 2:00 PM (ET) Join Doug Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland and incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), for the next installment of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General,” Dickstein Shapiro’s ongoing webcast series. State AG Practice Partner Divonne Smoyer will interview AG Gansler… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

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Hot News A Conversation with State Attorneys General Webcast | Wednesday, April 18, 2:00 PM (ET) Join Doug Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland and incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), for the next installment of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General,” Dickstein Shapiro’s ongoing webcast series. State AG Practice partner Divonne Smoyer will interview AG Gansler… Continue Reading

A Conversation with State Attorneys General

Posted in Data Privacy, Environment, Health Care, Medicaid Fraud, Mortgages/Foreclosures, State AGs in the News

Join Maryland Attorney General and 2012-2013 incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Doug Gansler for the next “Conversation with State Attorneys General,” a webcast series presented by Dickstein Shapiro LLP. Dickstein Shapiro State AG Practice Partner Divonne Smoyer will interview Attorney General Gansler about his role and priorities as Maryland’s chief… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

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Hot News Save the Date | A Conversation with State Attorneys General Webcast Wednesday, April 18, 2:00 PM (ET) Join Doug Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland and incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), for the next installment of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General,” Dickstein Shapiro’s new webcast series. State AG Practice Partner Divonne Smoyer will interview General Gansler about his… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

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Hot News Save the Date | A Conversation with State Attorneys General Webcast Wednesday, April 18, 2:00 PM (EDT) Join Doug Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland and incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), for the next installment of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General,” Dickstein Shapiro’s new webcast series. State AG Practice Partner Divonne Smoyer will interview General Gansler about his… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

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Hot News State AG Executive Briefing, March 5 Please join us for Dickstein Shapiro’s State AG Executive Briefing in Washington, DC, beginning at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 5, at the Park Hyatt Washington. This complimentary briefing will feature two panels with six AGs: Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley, Missouri AG Chris Koster, Colorado AG John Suthers, Rhode Island AG Peter… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

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State AG Executive Briefing, March 5 Please join us for Dickstein Shapiro’s State AG Executive Briefing in Washington, DC, beginning at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 5, at the Park Hyatt Washington. This complimentary briefing will feature two panels with six AGs: Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley, Missouri AG Chris Koster, Colorado AG John Suthers, Rhode… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

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Hot News “A Conversation with State Attorneys General” Webcast Recap Thanks to those who joined Dickstein Shapiro’s “A Conversation with State Attorneys General” webcast featuring State AG Practice Leader Bernie Nash and Rob McKenna, Washington Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). AG McKenna provided insightful commentary about his experience… Continue Reading

50 States Reach Mortgage Servicing Agreement with Banks

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Forty-nine State AGs announced that they have reached a $25 billion agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers over allegations that the banks engaged in misconduct in their mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices. Oklahoma has negotiated a separate settlement. The agreement concludes a coordinated, multistate investigation by 50 AGs that began in October 2010… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

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“A Conversation with State Attorneys General” Webcast Wednesday, February 8, 11:30 AM (EST) Join Rob McKenna, Washington Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), for the next installment of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General,” Dickstein Shapiro’s new webcast series. State AG Practice Leader Bernie Nash will interview General McKenna… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Data Privacy, Mortgages/Foreclosures, State AGs in the News

“A Conversation with State Attorneys General” Webcast | Wednesday, February 8, 11:30 AM (EST) Join Rob McKenna, Washington Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), for the next installment of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General,” Dickstein Shapiro’s new webcast series. State AG Practice Leader Bernie Nash will interview General McKenna… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Environment, Mortgages/Foreclosures

Hot News Recording of “A Conversation with State Attorneys General” Webcast Now Available On December 14, 2011, State AG Practice Leader Bernard Nash was joined by National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Executive Director Jim McPherson for a discussion of, among other topics, NAAG’s role as a forum for AGs to discuss and cooperate on… Continue Reading