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AG Coalition Sues Telecom Provider for Facilitating Illegal Robocalls

A group of 49 AGs filed a lawsuit against Michael D. Lansky, L.L.C., dba Avid Telecom, and two affiliated individuals, for allegedly violating the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and state consumer protection laws by initiating and facilitating 7.5 billion illegal robocalls to individuals on the Do Not…

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FTC Targets Ed Tech Provider for Using Children’s Personal Information for Advertising in Violation of COPPA Rule

The FTC obtained an order against education technology provider Edmodo, LLC for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule by collecting personal data from children without parental consent, using the data for advertising, and outsourcing its COPPA compliance responsibilities to schools. A complaint filed by the DOJ on behalf of the FTC…

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Google Settles with Texas AG for $8 Million over Allegedly Deceptive Pixel 4 Radio Endorsements

Texas AG Ken Paxton settled with Google LLC to resolve allegations that the company aired false endorsements of its Pixel 4 cell phone. According to AG Paxton, radio personalities allegedly endorsed the phone as though they owned or regularly used it, even though many of them had not, and Google promoted these endorsements despite knowing…

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FTC Files Complaints Against Two Allegedly Phony Student Debt Relief Programs

The FTC filed a complaint against SL Finance LLC and a separate complaint against BCO Consulting Services, Inc. and SLA Consulting Services Inc., as well as the companies’ owners. The FTC alleges that the companies violated the FTC Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act by allegedly operating two student loan debt relief…

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