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CFPB Issues Opinion On “Clearly False” Consumer Report Data

The CFPB issued an Advisory Opinion and accompanying press release clarifying the agency’s position that the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires consumer reporting agencies to implement reasonable internal controls to prevent the inclusion of clearly false data in consumer reports, particularly logically inconsistent or impossible information. Specifically, the Advisory Opinion explains that consumer reporting agencies…

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AG James Settles With Cookware Company Over Return Policies

New York AG Letitia James settled with cookware company Hy Cite Enterprises, LLC—which owns the brands Royal Prestige and Kitchen Charm—to resolve allegations that Hy Cite’s door-to-door sales practices violated the state’s Door-to-Door Sales Protection Act, Executive Law, General Business Law, and Personal Property Law. According to the AG’s office, Hy Cite, the products of…

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AG Moody Settles with Walmart Over Opioid Allegations

Florida AG Ashley Moody has announced a settlement with Walmart Inc. to resolve without litigation allegations, including from a number of Florida municipalities, regarding the company’s role in contributing to the state’s opioid crisis. The settlement resolves allegations that Walmart pharmacies distributed and dispensed prescription opioid pain medication improperly, although the settlement also states that…

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AG Healey Announces Grant Program to Provide Mental Health Care Support; Prevent Emergency Department Boarding

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has announced a new grant program to mitigate the impact of patients utilizing hospital inpatient and emergency department beds for mental health care needs. According to the AG’s office, the utilization of emergency room or inpatient facilities for patients waiting for mental health services, known as “emergency department boarding,” has escalated…

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