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FTC, California DFPI Team Up Against Mortgage Relief Scams

The FTC and California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) obtained default judgments against six companies doing business as Home Matters USA, Academy Home Services, Atlantic Pacific Service Group, Golden Home Services America, and their owners (collectively, “companies”), finding that they operated fraudulent mortgage relief scams in violation of the FTC Act, federal telemarketing and mortgage assistance relief services laws, the Covid-19 Consumer Protection Act, and the California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL).

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Democratic AGs Continue Urging FDA to Issue Guidance on Toxic Metals in Baby Food

A group of 20 Democratic AGs wrote a comment letter to the FDA urging it to act on prior AG petitions asking the FDA to issue strong, specific guidance to the baby food industry on testing for lead and other toxic elements.

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Kentucky AG Brings Latest Opioid Epidemic Lawsuit

Kentucky AG Russell Coleman filed a lawsuit against the Kroger Company and affiliated entities alleging that it contributed to the opioid epidemic in the state in its role as a drug distributor and operator of retail pharmacies. According to the complaint, Kroger allegedly distributed and dispensed opioids in the state between 2006 and 2019, while…

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Don’t Call Me (Auto), Mr. Roboto

The FCC adopted a declaratory ruling finding that AI-generated voices are “artificial” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), making their use in robocalls illegal. In the declaratory ruling, the FCC determined that the TCPA’s restrictions on the use of artificial voices covers the use of AI-generated voices, and that telemarketers utilizing AI must follow…

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