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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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Private Equity Firm to Pay Almost $20 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Fraud

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with private equity firms H.I.G. Growth Partners, LLC and H.I.G. Capital, LLC (collectively “HIG”), and two former executives of a mental health facility operator, South Bay Mental Health Center, Inc. (“SBMHC”), to resolve allegations that they caused fraudulent claims to be submitted to the state’s Medicaid program, known…

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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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DuPont Reaches $3.35 Million Settlement over Allegations of Environmental Violations at Its Texas Chemical Plant

Texas AG Ken Paxton and the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with chemical companies E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and Performance Materials NA, Inc. (collectively “DuPont”) to resolve numerous allegations of violations of hazardous waste, air, and water environmental laws, including the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water…

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