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AG Ellison Sues Minnesota Nonprofit for Misuse of Federal Children’s Food Funding During Covid-19 Pandemic

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against Minnesota nonprofit ThinkTechAct Foundation and three associated individuals for allegedly violating state nonprofit and charitable organization laws by defrauding a federal program meant to ensure distribution of food to children during the covid-19 pandemic. According to the complaint, ThinkTechAct was a shell nonprofit designed to take advantage…

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CFPB Sues Online Event Registration Company Alleging Manipulative Sales Tactics

The CFPB sued Active Network, LLC alleging that the online event registration company violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA) and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) when it used so-called “dark pattern” tactics to dupe consumers into joining Active’s discount club and increased the club’s yearly fee without timely notifying members. According…

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AG Bonta Conditionally Approves Nonprofit Retirement Communities Transaction

California AG Rob Bonta has conditionally approved the sale of California-Nevada Methodist Homes (Methodist)—a nonprofit that operates two continuing care retirement communities—to real estate firm Pacifica Companies LLC (Pacifica). The $34 million sale is part of Methodist’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and has already been approved by the Bankruptcy Court. Under California law, sale or…

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