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Supreme Court Decision Likely to Result in Even Closer Cooperation Between FTC and State Attorneys General

Bernie Nash, Milton A. Marquis, and Mira Baylson, Members of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice, penned an article discussing the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in AMG Capital Management LLC v. Federal Trade Commission that curtailed the FTC’s ability to seek monetary relief for unfair or deceptive acts in federal court.

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Smart Home Monitoring Company Pays $20 Million to Settle Allegations of Consumer Credit Reports Misuse

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement with smart home security and monitoring company Vivint Smart Homes Inc. (“Vivint”) to resolve allegations that it improperly obtained and misused consumer credit reports in violation of the FTC Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Red Flag rule. The complaint alleged, among other things, that…

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Residential Landlords Reminded of Tenant Protections Under CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) sent joint notification letters to the largest residential landlords in the United States, reminding them of the COVID-19-related federal protections for tenants.

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California Ramps Up Its Environmental Justice Enforcement Efforts

California AG Rob Bonta announced an expansion of the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Environmental Justice (“Bureau”), which is focused on fighting environmental injustices and protecting communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution and public health hazards.

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Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General Seeks Repeal of Trump-Era True Lender Rule

A bipartisan group of 25 AGs, led by Illinois AG Kwame Raoul, sent a letter to Congress urging it to use the Congressional Review Act (“CRA”) to rescind a Trump-era True Lender Rule, which provides guidance on determining whether a national bank or federal savings association is the “true lender” on a loan in the context of a bank’s relationship with a third party.

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