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Democratic Attorneys General Support DOL’s Fight for Narrower Definition of ERISA Health Plans

A group of 22 Democratic AGs, led by District of Columbia AG Karl Racine, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in S. Department of Labor v. Data Marketing Partnership, No. 20-11179, in support of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) position that the district court erred in determining that a program through which users obtain health insurance in exchange for personal data is an “employee benefit plan” as defined by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).

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The State AG Report Weekly Update October 26, 2017

AG Elections Democrat Jesse Ruiz Announces Bid for Illinois Attorney General Democrat Jesse Ruiz declared his candidacy in the open 2018 race for Illinois AG. He is currently a partner at a Chicago law firm. Ruiz previously chaired the Illinois State Board of Education and served as Vice President of the Chicago Board of Education.…

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The State AG Report Weekly Update October 27, 2016

Consumer Protection 17 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Regarding Class Action Lawyer Fees 17 AGs, led by Arizona AG Mark Brnovich, filed an amicus brief requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court review a class action lawsuit’s settlement and address the disproportionate division of class action settlement funds between attorneys and class members. According to AG…

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The State AG Report Weekly Update August 25, 2016

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB Settles with Bank Over Alleged Student Loan Protection Violations The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) reached a settlement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”), to resolve allegations that the company’s private student loan servicing practices violated the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Credit…

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