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AGs Seek En Banc Review of Ninth Circuit Decision on ERISA Plan Insurers’ Obligations

A group of 16 Democratic AGs filed an amicus brief supporting plaintiffs-appellees’ petition for rehearing en banc in Wit v. United Behavioral Health—a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in which beneficiaries of health plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 challenged denials of coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services.

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Medical Equipment Manufacturer Pays Out $24 Million to States and Federal Government to Resolve Health Care Fraud Allegations

A bipartisan coalition of eight AGs and the federal government settled with Phillips RS North America LLC (formerly known as Respironics Inc.), a medical equipment manufacturer, to resolve allegations that the company violated the federal False Claims Act and state false claims statutes by paying kickbacks to its suppliers to submit false claims to Medicaid.…

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AG Rokita Settles with Vehicle Loan Originators for over $250,000

Indiana AG Todd Rokita settled with Integrity Acceptance Corp. and related entities (collectively, “Integrity Acceptance”) to resolve allegations that the companies violated the Indiana Uniform Consumer Credit Code and Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act by originating deceptive and unlicensed personal loans to consumers purchasing vehicles. According to AG Rokita, Integrity Acceptance allegedly failed to obtain…

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FTC Orders Social Media and Streaming Platforms to Outline Efforts to Combat Deceptive Advertisements

The FTC issued orders to eight social media and video streaming platforms—Meta Platforms, Inc.; Instagram, LLC; YouTube, LLC; TikTok Inc.; Snap Inc.; Twitter, Inc.; Pinterest, Inc.; and Twitch Interactive, Inc.—requiring them to provide information regarding how the companies detect, prevent, and reduce deceptive commercial advertising and online shopping fraud on their platforms.

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CFPB Shines a Spotlight on Unlawful Collection Practices for Discharged Student Loans

The CFPB issued a Compliance Bulletin and Policy Guidance warning loan servicers that continuing to seek repayment of certain student loans after bankruptcy discharge is an unfair, deceptive, or abusive act or practice in violation of the Dodd-Frank Act. The bulletin states that the CFPB recently identified certain loan servicers who failed to maintain policies…

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