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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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Florida Sues CDC over COVID-19-Related Framework for Resumption of Cruises

Florida AG Ashley Moody sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) over allegations that the CDC’s Framework for Conditional Sailing and Initial Phase COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Protection of Crew (“Framework”) is unconstitutional and violates the Administrative Procedures Act.

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Attorneys General Take Aim at Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards

The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 45 AGs to Twitter, Inc., eBay, Inc., and Shopify urging them to prevent the use of their platforms for selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. According to the letter, blank or fraudulently completed vaccine cards bearing the Centers for Disease…

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California Attorney General Warns Consumers About Proliferating COVID Fees

California AG Xavier Becerra warned consumers about so-called “COVID fees” that some healthcare providers are reportedly charging patients to purportedly cover additional expenses such as more frequent cleanings and disinfections and greater use of personal protective equipment. According to the AG’s office, healthcare providers may not charge a COVID fee to patients enrolled in certain…

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