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Nonpartisanship and Commitment to Social Justice Mark First In-Person AG Conference Since Pandemic Began

The Attorney General Alliance (“AGA”) held its Annual Meeting in June, 2021. It was the first in-person bipartisan national AG conference since the beginning of the pandemic. Several Cozen O’Connor State AG Group attorneys, including co-chairs Bernie Nash and Lori Kalani, participated in the meeting, and member Mira Baylson spoke at two sessions. As in…

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Florida AG Prevails Against CDC Over COVID-19-Related Framework for Resumption of Cruise Industry

Florida AG Ashley Moody obtained a preliminary injunction from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), which prevents the CDC from enforcing its October 30, 2020 “Framework for Conditional Sailing and Initial Phase COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Protection of Crew” (“Framework”)—part of a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations in U.S. waters—against a cruise ship arriving in, within, or departing from a port in Florida.

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Priorities and Trends Discussed at NAAG Consumer Protection Spring 2021 Conference

On May 11, 2021, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) held its Spring Consumer Protection Conference virtually with more than 500 attendees. The conference comprised a series of panel discussions with state attorneys general (AGs), industry professionals, and the acting heads of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), focusing on key priorities for both the AGs and their federal colleagues.

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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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CFPB Issues Rule in Support of CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued an interim final rule clarifying and strengthening tenant protections under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) COVID-19-related eviction moratorium.

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