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Companies Settle for $2.1 Million with AG Bonta over Allegations Californians Bought Fraudulent Health Plans

Alliance for Shared Health, Inc. and an affiliated company and affiliated individuals (collectively, “ASH”) settled with California AG Rob Bonta for $2.1 million to resolve allegations that thousands of Californians purchased unauthorized health service plans and insurance in violation of California’s False Advertising Law and Unfair Competition Law, as well several state insurance regulations. According…

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AG James Sues Cryptocurrency Platform KuCoin, Alleging Securities Violations

New York AG Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Mek Global Limited and Phoenixfin PTE Ltd., both doing business as KuCoin, alleging that the cryptocurrency platform violated the Martin Act when it failed to register as a commodity or securities broker-dealer and falsely represented itself as an exchange.

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CFPB Shines a Spotlight on Junk Fees in Bank Deposits, Lending Markets

The CFPB issued a special edition of its Supervisory Highlights focusing on illegal, unnecessary charges by banks and other financial companies sometimes referred to as “junk fees.” The Supervisory Highlights describes a rise in illegal junk fees in certain industries: bank deposits, auto servicing, mortgage servicing, payday and small-dollar lending, and student loan servicing. The…

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TikTok’s Internal Instant Messages Subject of AG Requests in Ongoing Multistate Investigation

A coalition of 46 AGs filed an amicus brief asking a Tennessee court to compel TikTok, Inc. to comply with a request for information by the Tennessee AG, arguing the information sought is necessary to a multistate investigation into whether the social media company violated consumer protection laws by knowingly contributing to an ongoing mental…

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