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Indiana AG Rokita Sues Black Lives Matter to Enforce Subpoena Relating to Fundraising Irregularities

Indiana AG Todd Rokita filed a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation seeking compliance with an Civil Investigative Demand, previously served on BLM in February 2022, that requested documents and information as part of an ongoing investigation to determine if the organization’s actions constituted a violation of either the Indiana Deceptive Consumer…

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28 AGs Call on GoFundMe for Changes in Terms of Service

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas, Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch, and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry led a coalition of 28 AGs that sent a letter calling on the online crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to make improvements in the clarity and disclosure of the site’s Terms of Service for consumers who use the platform. The AGs alleged that…

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AG Bonta Fines Nonprofit for Misdirected Donations

California AG Rob Bonta reached a settlement with defunct San Francisco nonprofit ZeroDivide and its directors and officers (collectively, “ZeroDivide”) to resolve allegations that it misspent donations in violation of California charitable trust laws. The complaint also alleges that members of ZeroDivide’s board of directors knew of this activity and in failing to stop it,…

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Washington AG Alleges Overcharging of Low-Income Patients

Washington AG Bob Ferguson has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against several Providence St. Joseph Health affiliates (collectively “Providence”) alleging that they engaged in unfair and deceptive practices to deprive low-income patients of the free and reduced-cost charity care to which they were entitled. According to the complaint, beginning in 2018, Providence-affiliated hospitals trained employees…

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