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California AG Releases Guidance on “Honest Pricing Law”

California AG Rob Bonta has issued guidance regarding California Senate Bill 478, also known as the “Honest Pricing Law” or “Hidden Fees Statute,” that will take effect July 1, 2024.  The new law is designed to eliminate hidden and other “junk” fees, making it illegal for businesses to advertise or list a price for a good…

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Internet Provider Sued Over Alleged Junk Fees and Deceptive Marketing

Connecticut AG William Tong sued CSC Holdings, LLC, the operating subsidiary of the telecommunications company Altice USA, Inc., alleging that the company’s marketing and provision of Internet services to Connecticut residents under the brand name Optimum violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA). The Complaint alleges that Altice violated the CUTPA by charging consumers…

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NJ Clarifies Civil Rights Protections for Out-of-State Remote Workers

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin and his office’s Division on Civil Rights issued Guidance on Discrimination and Out-of-State Remote Workers, clarifying that the protections of the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD)—which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry,…

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CFPB Reports “Doom Loops” and Other Harmful Practices in Credit Card Rewards Programs

The CFPB issued a report detailing the issues faced by consumers regarding credit card rewards programs and reminding credit card industry stakeholders that federal consumer protection laws—including the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s prohibition against unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices—apply to rewards programs offered in connection with consumer financial products or services.

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