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Amicus Brief Argues that Consumer Reporting Agency Is Not Legally Shielded from Fair Credit Reporting Act by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

North Carolina AG Josh Stein, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of the consumer plaintiffs’ position in Henderson v. The Source for Public Data, L.P. (“Public Data”), No. 21-1678, that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) does not bar the application of the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (“FCRA”) procedural requirements to the consumer reporting agency.

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Republican Attorneys General Urge Congress to Reject New Methane Fees on Oil and Natural Gas Producers

A group of 19 Republican AGs, led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources urging Congress to reject legislation that would increase fees on oil and natural gas producers. The letter opposes…

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Republican Attorneys General Oppose Proposed IRS Reporting Rules

A group of 20 Republican AGs, led by Georgia AG Chris Carr, Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden, and Utah AG Sean Reyes, sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in opposition to the administration’s proposed new Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reporting requirements for financial institutions.

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New York Attorney General Sets Enforcement Sights on Cryptocurrency Platforms

New York AG Letitia James directed two cryptocurrency lending platforms to cease sales of unregistered virtual or cryptocurrency lending products, which allegedly violate New York’s Martin Act that is intended to protect the investing public, and ordered three other platforms that sell similar products to provide information about their activities and products.

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FTC Sends a Flurry of Notices of Penalty Offenses, Warns of Steep Penalties for Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently sent Notices of Penalty Offenses (“Notices”) to more than 700 businesses, including consumer products companies, retailers and retail platforms, and advertising agencies, warning them about various practices that the FTC previously determined to be unfair or deceptive in violation of the FTC Act. The Notices identify a number of…

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