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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 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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New York Attorney General Sets Enforcement Sights on Cryptocurrency Platforms

New York AG Letitia James directed two cryptocurrency lending platforms to cease sales of unregistered virtual or cryptocurrency lending products, which allegedly violate New York’s Martin Act that is intended to protect the investing public, and ordered three other platforms that sell similar products to provide information about their activities and products.

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FTC Distributes More than $3.1 Million to Consumers Allegedly Targeted by Bogus Promises of Income Opportunities

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) returned more than $1.1 million to consumers who were allegedly targeted by 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle LLC and related entities and individuals with a combination of illegal robocalls, live telephone calls, a variety of electronic media, and live events to sell programs that would lead to high income. In reality,…

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Bipartisan Group of AGs Voice Support for Federal Antitrust Legislative Agenda

A bipartisan group of 32 AGs, led by the AGs of Colorado, Nebraska, New York, and Tennessee, sent a letter to congressional leaders in support of legislative proposals that purport to modernize federal antitrust laws

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